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New Year’s Resolution for the VA: Lose the ‘ICARE’ pin, embrace real reform

By Pete Hegseth, Fox News:  Visit a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility and there’s a good chance you’ll see a VA employee sporting a shiny lapel pin that reads “ICARE.”

That’s an acronym for “Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence,” a list of words that represents the VA’s “core values.” As one of VA Secretary Bob McDonald’s first orders of business, the ICARE pins were intended to signal a renewed commitment to service and honesty at the troubled VA.

During his confirmation in August, McDonald promised he would lead the push for “unprecedented and critical cultural change and accountability” at the VA. Instead, five months later, most of what veterans have to show for it are watered-down reforms and a new slogan.  Read full article:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/01/06/new-year-resolution-for-va-lose-icare-pin-embrace-real-reform/