Read this story about the Texas VA system.

The Daily Beast reports the Texas VA system, according to whistleblowers and sources in the system, there is widespread, systemic corruption.

This is about more than just cooking the books or looking good on paper or getting your bonus. This is a fundamental failure of government and the oversight process that is supposed to keep runaway bureaucracies in check.

The investigation:

shows not only how they manipulated hospital wait lists but why—to cover up the weeks and months veterans spent waiting for needed medical care. If those lag times had been revealed, it would have threatened the executives’ bonus pay.

What’s worse, the documents show the wrongdoing going unpunished for years, even after it was repeatedly reported to local and national VA authorities. That indicates a new troubling angle to the VA scandal: that the much touted investigations may be incapable of finding violations that are hiding in plain sight.