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At the Department of Veterans Affairs the VA is shelling out tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year.
But it's not to go and help our wounded warriors is to maintain hundreds.
An empty and often run -- buildings joining us now at this exclusive story Diana winters from Fox News dot -- -- Why this happening.
Won't there's a whole bunch of reasons that -- -- it all comes down to money.
And the VA would rather spend 175 million dollars on.
Paying for these buildings and card you know spending billions dollars basically to either tell them down or -- -- it.
It's really expensive he gets.
Knock something down you know you don't wanna use it as a reason to actually go and and sent to flat in the house or to flag an office building now would be way more expensive than just spending reminded to keep it up even today and even acknowledged using -- Well it's not even that simple it's sort of like the health hazards involved are huge -- -- back says there's like me and many of these buildings.
And most people think are located in the middle of -- -- hospital fund -- says you can't just you know put expect this into the air.
When there's patients' walking around that's -- -- the cost them so what are they gonna do these buildings.
While -- An -- wait and see you look for money and they stress that they're certainly trying to reduce the number of vacant buildings by.
At a certain point you decide are you to spend money on -- are on mess and an eight.
It -- and you know we have 40000 troops coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan that are wounded.
Is there anything -- research that suggests that the money going -- these buildings since is is keeping them up is taking away from those soldiers.
I think -- I for one would certainly like an extra 110 -- five million dollars there are a lot of people.
A lot of veterans advocate groups -- homicides or.
And say you have that money is taking away any money not being spent directly on services are providing -- -- -- -- Something like that is taking a -- time.
It's an interesting story -- thank you so much for for joining us today telling us a little bit about it we want to tell our viewers to -- reached out.
Directly to veterans affairs says to see if they would -- come -- kind of talk about the story they declined but they did issue this statement to happening now.
-- -- places its highest priority on the delivery of quality health care services and benefits to veterans and their families.
The department is also called to ensure the safety and security for our veterans employees.
And those who visit our facilities that's why the DA continues to work on meeting the president's directive.
To reduce our inventory of unneeded buildings -- convert there used to meet our key mission objectives.
Like ending veteran homelessness over the past three years DA has disposed of 266.
Bacon or Andy's buildings.
Consisting two point six million ground square feet and close to 200 acres of land and plans dispose of six point nine million ground square feet.
Over the next five years but apparently.
Buildings are vacant so we're gonna leave it there but if you want more on this story in exclusive one is mentioning foxnews.com.
Great investigative work here by.
-- John and her team.
I check it out foxnews.com.
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