17 March 2009

White House Turns Back On Wounded Veterans

File this under, "I support the troops, I just don't want to give them medical support if they are wounded fighting for their country." In an unbelievable boot to the American military crotch, the President who promised to deliver health care for everybody has a plan to take it away from veterans who have been wounded in action.

As reported by CNN:

the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance. [emphasis added]
It wasn't long ago when Barack Obama took a shot at our fighting men and women by accusing them of "just air raiding villages and killing civilians." Now he wants to make them pay for their service to our country . . . literally. As if it wasn't enough for them to give an arm and a leg . . . literally.

Veterans already have to use private insurance when they receive health care from the VA for issues and conditions that are not related to service injuries, but the current administration wants to take it a step further. They want veterans to carry the financial burden of potentially catastrophic injuries that they received while fighting for freedom. Incredible! I suppose this shouldn't shock me coming from Obama, who spent as much time in military service to his country as Joe Biden . . . or Eric Holder or Hillary Clinton or Timothy Geithner or Hilda Solis or Gary Locke or Arne Duncan or Steven Chu or Janet Napolitano or Shaun Donovan or Ken Salazar or Rahm Emanuel (who did, however, graduate of the Evanston School of Ballet) or Robert Gibbs or, or, or virtually everybody else who Obama anoints as an advisor or cabinet member. But I don't want to digress into speculation as to why Obama's inner circle is proportionately deficient on veterans -- it could simply be that the president is allergic to the dander on people willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.

Naturally, those who are aware the the latest outrage from the White House and have an unaltered admiration of the American military are beginning to speak up. And veterans are stepping forward with force as CNN went on to explain.
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."

As with his tax plan, perhaps Barack Obama should start thinking about those who work the hardest and sacrifice the most rather than those with whom he can exchange handouts for votes.


  1. namaste said...

    this is just a shame! you did well to point out his allergy to anyone who has made a sacrifice for our country. i hope this gets turned around quickly by the leading veterans groups.

    prez-o is so inept, i have no words.