on Thursday, March 12, 2009

What does Obama's cabinet think the best way is to reward our troops for their sacrifice to this country?

Answer: Make them pay for their own injuries:

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...

No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.

The groups also cited an increase in "third-party collections" estimated in the 2010 budget proposal -- something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.

Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under "consideration."

"A final decision hasn't been made yet," he said.
Ed at HA makes a great point: The same government that had no problem giving $100 million to research lead-based paint or $400 million to STD research or $600 million to refurnish government offices or who knows how much money to AIG and to "rebuild" Gaza, now wants veterans injured in the service of their country to pay for their own battle-related injuries??

Is it even physically possible for Obama's cabinet to be any more backwards lately? Obama keeps this garbage up and 2012 will be a walk in the park.


Jason Bunker said...

OK, I don't really see this happening. However, the idea of this even being presented as a viable plan, is ridiculous. I can't really say it is impossible to imagine this, since the the Commander in Chief of the worlds strongest military force has never served in the military. The fallout this will cause is unfathomable. Could you really imagine every veteran required to have their personal insurance cover their disabilities? Yeah, AIG who just got a bailout would really love this, premiums would skyrocket!

Mike said...

I'd have to agree. If this ever made it to the floor of Congress, it would almost certainly be stopped dead in its tracks.

But the mere fact that Obama and crew are even suggesting the idea presents a level of insensitivity towards the troops never before seen from a president in this country.