From The Dear Leader.
Can these Sonzabitches get any more, "Miles per Stupid" from the Short Bus they're driving?
American Legion commander “angered” after meeting Obama -
"The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization says he is “deeply disappointed and concerned” after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
“It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,” said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. “He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.”
The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, “This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ‘ to care for him who shall have borne the battle’ given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm’s way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America’s veterans!”
Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The group’s early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, ” There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable.”
I read about this shit a few days ago and thought to myself, "Oh, Hell No. Nobody is that friggin' stupid to seriously propose something this crazy. Never Happen"
Guess again, Sparky.
Or as, Comedian Ron White would say, "I was wrong".
Unlike some of the previous Bullshit Ideas that have emanated from The Chosen Ones administration, this one is not from one of the flunky's speaking out of place. This comes straight from the, Horses Ass Himself.
Well, you wanted change? You damn well got it.
There is a sacred pact and understanding between The Military, The People and The Government that has an unbroken link back to The Civil War and President Lincoln saying -
"...to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan."
Pretty simple that idea, really. If you are injured doing your duty of serving the Nation, our people and government will take care of you.
See? Nothing difficult about that at all.
Now this, SonofaBitch wants to turf that off on someone else so he can spend money on his Commie friends at ACORN, to fund abortions in Mexico, or give Terrorists $900 million instead?
Not just, No. But, Hell No!
Read what this fella, a former subordinate of General Erik K. Shinseki, head of the Veteras Affairs Department has to say - RESIGN NOW
"....This new approach to screwing veterans however is beyond my parameters. Based on implied contract rules of law where there is not a veteran alive today that ever thought he would be liable for his own care after a combat related injury; I am not at all certain that this change is remotely LAWFUL.
Even if some pony-tailed Chicago lawyer finds a loophole to make this legal, no one with an IQ above that of a pencil sharpener can argue that it is ETHICAL.
But most important is the MORAL part. Anyone who thinks this idea is remotely moral is either retarded or just plain un-American. Where is the morality in a country sending a person to war and then refusing to pay for his care after being maimed in the war?
This is beyond immoral, it is un-American! And I will debate this issue with any dumbass veteran who voted for this amateur. If you’re not a veteran don’t contact me. If you want to defend this as a veteran (and you know we will check), I will do so in any forum you like as often as you like and I will ask nor offer quarter.
To all you trolls out there, consider this before taking my challenge:
President Obama wants to charge combat wounded veterans for care to save $500 million while simultaneously GRANTING $900 million to terrorist in Palestine to recover from the beat down that they sorely deserved.
I know whose side I am on, do you?
To General Shinseki I say RESIGN NOW. This is the only possible way to preserve your integrity as a soldier’s soldier. To do anything less is to slap the face of every wounded warrior and leave yourself as nothing more than a liar and pathetic political hack.
I don’t call for you resignation because of any malfeasance that you did but as a principled position against this atrocity and solidarity with the soldiers that you once commanded.
Please Sir, You Must RESIGN, RIGHT NOW!"
I've mentioned previously that I kept my mouth shut and was willing to give this guy a chance. I went so far as to quit blogging during the time leading up to the election.