Friday, May 30, 2014

The VA Scandal - More Political Circus

If you think Erik Shinseki actually knew anything about those long wait times in VA hospitals, I have a bridge I want to sell you. Shinseki's job was not to manage each VA hospital's case load, but to deal with the massive bureaucracy the VA is.

In this day and age of partisan politics--where the automatic, knee jerk rejection of one side of the other side's proposals is intended to distract us from the real issues--it's easy to accuse the current administration for hating on the veterans. But our government has been  baiting and switching our veterans since the earliest days of the union.

The Feds tried to shaft the revolutionary war veterans who took members of Congress hostage.

10,000 WWI veterans marched on Washington in 1932, during the height of the great Depression to demand the war bonuses they were promised, but Congress eliminated.

They screwed over Vietnam Veterans after telling them Agent Orange was safe. And Reagan signed the first You-Can't-Sue-Mosanto law.

Guess who are next on the list: that's right! The veterans of our current War on Terror (and Pay No Mind to that Man Behind the Curtain)!

Check out John Daley's rundown of American's maltreatment of her veterans. "America has had, for over 200 years, a great bipartisan tradition of honoring those who have fought for our freedom by fucking them over once they give their guns back."

Remember, that earlier this month, Congress tried to extend Veteran benefits, but found lackluster Republican support. NOW the Republicans are pissed about how they are treating our veterans.

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