Numerous “VA is Lying” billboards that just went up will now greet VA employees going to and from Minneapolis VAMC and St. Paul RO traveling along Highway 62.
A local VA spokesperson said the complaints about VA dishonesty contradict VA “data” that proves otherwise. However, group supporters disagree:
“I believe that most of us wish to simply send a message to the VA administration that their level of care is unacceptable to many veterans,” said Roger Taylor, Maple Grove, who is a member of the group’s facebook page. He said the money for the billboards comes from private donations to the groups’ gofundme page.
“Sometimes it comes from donations of individual members to the Facebook page VA is Lying,” said Taylor. “A lot of it comes from standard $5-$10 donations.”
“I belong to the VA is Lying Facebook group because it has been almost a year now since we have asked the director here for a Military Sexual Trauma (MST) group and in that amount of time there has been no action,” said Brian Lewis, U.S. Navy veteran and Hamline Law Student. “The MST coordinator here has basically took no action. As a disabled veteran, I am tired of the VA stringing us along for good quality care.”