MORE PROOF THAT JFK NEVER SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED FEDERAL WORKERS TO UNIONIZE: Defense Department and Veterans Affairs officials merged two facilities to create the Lovell Health Care Center to serve veterans and active duty personnel in the Chicago region. The hope was military spit-and-polish would provide a model for fixing VA’s scandalously incompetent facilities across the country.

Lovell now approaches the end of its five-year demonstration project tenure and the results have been disappointing. But Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group, says two factors explain the dismal outcome: First, Lovell’s military personnel say too many VA employees are hopelessly incompetent, apathetic and inefficient. Second, the American Federation of Government Employees, the bureaucrats’ union, successfully demanded that nobody lose their job in the merger. After all, saving jobs – and union dues – is far more important than caring for veterans, right?