from No Sheeples Here!
What would make a president hate the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for this country and for him and his family that he would consider a plan to make them pay for the treatment of their service-related injuries?
According to a CNN report, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama Administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.
In an unusually lucid moment for a Democrat, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), said the proposal would be "dead on arrival" if it's sent to Congress. Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.
"I believe that veterans with service-connected injuries have already paid by putting their lives on the line," Murray said in her remarks. "I don't think we should nickel and dime them for their care."
Eleven of the most prominent veterans’ organizations have been lobbying Congress to oppose the idea. In the letter sent last week to the president, the groups warned that the idea "is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government's moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much."
The groups included The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Realizing that he had set the table for a political Armageddon, Shinseki, the Anti-War Left Hero, tried to weasel his way out of the tight spot he’d created for himself by saying the proposal was under “consideration.” He said, “A final decision hasn’t been made yet.”
It’s perfectly alright to give away tens of billions of dollars to GM, Citigroup, AIG and a litany of financial institutions, but Dear Leader and the retarded Shinseki wants men and women injured in the service to their country to pay for the medical care that arises from these injuries? Damn them both to hell.
This is unconscionable. This is insane. Is it any wonder the military doesn’t trust their Commander-in-Chief?
President Bush increased the Veterans Administration budget by 56 percent from 2001 to 2008. He never once shirked his duty to America’s military service men and women; not once. NOT ONCE.
Every single veteran signed on the dotted line to serve their country, and each and every one of them should be eligible for VA health care. These men and women deserve our thanks for their sacrifices. They have fought our sadistic, animalistic, butcher-like enemies on foreign soil so that we would not have to fight them here in our beautiful homeland.
They are owed so much more than we can ever repay them. If this arrogant bastard is allowed to nickel and dime our veterans, then this country is too far gone to be saved.