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So, the policy of the Obama administration seems to be, the bigger you fail, the more tax payer dollars you get. AIG gets a hundreds of millions of bail out dollars, GM is about to get the same, and to help pay for all this, Obama wants to bill US veterans, particularly those wounded in combat for their medical bills.
Does this make any sense except to the nut cases in Berkley? If there is one group of people that this country as a whole owes a nearly unpayable debt to, it is our veterans. We, as a nation, should be paying for, with out question, whatever medical treatment these men and women need. How can anyone think that having these people, who we have asked to risk the ultimate sacrifice for us, pay up front for their service related medical costs is “fair” or “just” or even sensible?
How’s this for a thought. Instead of spending billions on chowder heads like AIG and GM, we instead use that money to fund the VA? Let the big corporations fall apart into hundreds of little companies. That’s how it supposed to happen. And then let us pay off the real debts we owe to people who deserve to be repaid.
Several veterans organizations have sent a letter of protest to Obama over this. They even had a meeting with Obama, Rahm Emmauel, Gen. Shinseki, and a couple of nigh useless bean counters. From the news reports, the meeting was not very constructive, as American Legion National Commander David Rehbein came out of it “disappointed.” You can read the actual letter HERE, and it is signed by the presidents of: The American Legion, AMVETS (American Veterans), Blinded Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. inc, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Vietnam Veterans of America inc.
I still can’t wrap my head around this one. It makes no sense what so ever. More so in the whole “we support the troops” mantra that gets espoused. This is not how you support the troops folks. This is how you disuade them from stepping up when the time comes. This is how you weaken the very people who defend this nation. This is a morale killer people. The worst thing is, it comes from our own government, not from enemy action.
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