Friday, March 13, 2009

Obama considering plan to make vets pay own insurance

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- 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.

This is real nice. Obama supports some sort of national health care system, but wants to force our veterans to pay for service related injuries? Sounds contradictory to me. What happened to supporting our troops? One of the reasons our veterans join the service in the first place was for the great benefits.

Charging for service-related injuries would violate "a sacred trust," Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis said. Davis said the move would risk private health care for veterans and their families by potentially maxing out benefits paying for costly war injury treatments.

This plan sounds more like a Republican's than a Democrat's to me. Usually the Republicans are the ones sending our young men and women off to war and then neglecting the veterans when they come home.

So much for positive change, eh? More like change for the worse. Change this, change that. All these troops are left with is fucking pocket change and Obama wants them to pay for their own work related injuries. Real fucking good. Fuck Obama. I hope the Dumbocrats have enough balls to vote against this bullshit plan.

"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."

Amen.

3 comments:

CrackedWorld said...

I never thought the Republicans did any worse than the DemoRATs at taking care of our Troops.

Maybe Obama and all of Congress and their families can give up their Government provided insurance. Why not they all work for the Government don't they?

I bet that prospect would make them change their minds about that.

Hell then John F. Kerry (who served in Vietnam) would have to pay for his own Botox injections until he met his deductible.

What a Jack Ass!

The BoBo said...

Oh great - gotta love that kinda change. You made some great points there with his evident hypocrisy.

The Hawg! said...

Wow. People are still surprised at the extent of Obama's hypocrisy?

That man is trash. We don't do enough for our veterans and we never have. And B.O. just wants to make things worse? That's just reprehensible.