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The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Yahoo news ^ | 03/16/2009

Posted on 03/16/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by autumnraine

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I hate Barack Obama. I have saved that sentiment until today, but I mean it right now.
1 posted on 03/16/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

Every war veteran, inactive duty, military retirees, national guard and reserves all become uninsurable the minute this a-hole puts this plan in place.

He is weakening our military and country.


2 posted on 03/16/2009 4:51:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: autumnraine

more here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2207887/posts
(not a dupe)


3 posted on 03/16/2009 4:53:00 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: autumnraine

“Make them pay.” You can just see him saying that.


4 posted on 03/16/2009 4:56:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: autumnraine
Well, what did you expect? Any member of the armed forces that voted for Obama is going to find out what many people knew, namely, that Obama has no love for the military. Obama never served in the military, and he has no use for it. In his mind, the military is composed up rednecks, poor blacks, and white trash.
5 posted on 03/16/2009 4:56:05 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: autumnraine

Yes I hate him too. He is also a highly dangerous pathological narcissist.


6 posted on 03/16/2009 4:56:07 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: autumnraine; flat; unkus; Sub-Driver; NormsRevenge; 2ndDivisionVet; SkyPilot; toddlintown; ...

Notify every veteran and every VFW in this country. Calls to their elected elitist by the millions is warranted on this issue. Promise them that those up for re-election in 2010 can kiss their chances goodbye!


7 posted on 03/16/2009 4:56:38 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: autumnraine

I have to admit, I’m enjoying rubbing some noses in this down at my Post. Its chock full of obedient union Democrats that parrot the talking points. It saddens me.


8 posted on 03/16/2009 4:56:51 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....)
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To: autumnraine

You and me both! To think that my 3 sons, though not in harms way right now, will be penalized for any injury they might sustain while serving our country - I just have no words for the anger and sorrow I have in my heart. My boys believe in this country and are proud to wear their uniforms - and that bastard in the WH does everything he can to destroy what all servicemen and women believe in and fight for.


9 posted on 03/16/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT by Grumpybutt
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To: autumnraine

Balancing the budget on the backs of wounded veterans.

OUTRAGEOUS.

Ablsolutley eff-ing outrageous.


10 posted on 03/16/2009 5:01:04 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: autumnraine

Balancing the budget on the backs of wounded veterans.

OUTRAGEOUS.

Absolutley eff-ing outrageous.


11 posted on 03/16/2009 5:01:15 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: autumnraine

He’s looking to generate a mere $540 million with this?

Hell, he and his manbeast wife will blow more dead pre$ident$ on photo-op vacations and lah-di-dah “I won” parties than THIS before Labor Day !


12 posted on 03/16/2009 5:01:49 PM PDT by digger48
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To: autumnraine
POS. Government care for illegal aliens, but not for wounded vets.

And I'm listening to ABC Radio News shilling for BO right now.

I despise these people with every bone in my body.

13 posted on 03/16/2009 5:02:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: autumnraine

“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.”
No doubt he needs that much money to pay for all his flying around on Air Foes One, the Wednesday night parties at the White House, and other such vital endeavors on behalf of us all!


14 posted on 03/16/2009 5:03:16 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: autumnraine

Zero speaks to the proud members of the U.S. Military: ‘Screw you.’


15 posted on 03/16/2009 5:05:34 PM PDT by JPG
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To: autumnraine
It becomes more clear every day - these communists need to either be removed, forcibly if necessary, or, failing that, we need to split up into two separate countries. The gulf is that wide. I smell a civil war coming.
16 posted on 03/16/2009 5:06:44 PM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: autumnraine

I find this reprehensible but the local American Legion wanted Obama since they are mostly union types. Wonder what they have to say now?


17 posted on 03/16/2009 5:07:29 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

This is terrible.


18 posted on 03/16/2009 5:09:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: autumnraine

I guess the one good thing to say is that it demonstrates that Obama doesn’t have a Napolean complex. Napolean took care of his troops and built the Invalides Hospital for their care.

Honestly, it should give us comfort that Obama does not seem to have a desire to remake the military to his own liking. That would be a scary prospect.


19 posted on 03/16/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: autumnraine

I’m a vet and this just supports my feelings that this 10 year old King is anti-American and insane.


20 posted on 03/16/2009 5:10:14 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Grumpybutt

Toss out the sorrow but keep your anger and keep it focused on this communist b*****d! I have a son still serving Army Infantry (10 yrs), over 2 1/2 yrs actual combat (Iraq) don’t think I won’t try for a piece of my “representative” and he’s good but he’s going to hear my fury.

Former Navy


21 posted on 03/16/2009 5:11:41 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: autumnraine

FUBO!


22 posted on 03/16/2009 5:11:55 PM PDT by kas2591 (Life's harder when you're stupid.)
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To: the_Watchman

Obama will support HIS troops, once he forms his homeland defense force.


23 posted on 03/16/2009 5:14:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: autumnraine
I hate Barack Obama. I have saved that sentiment until today, but I mean it right now.

DITTO!!I only wish this was an impeachable offense, well in my mind it is but with the worthless Congress we have now I know it won't happen.

24 posted on 03/16/2009 5:15:05 PM PDT by Marathoner (The dream: 1-20-2013, hearing "I, Sarah Heath Palin, do solemnly swear...")
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To: autumnraine
I must confess, I'm shocked. Not shocked that it's happening, but so quickly. I thought he do something like this a few years down the road.

Instead, the Zero is pissing everyone off as fast as the can.

25 posted on 03/16/2009 5:19:17 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: autumnraine

Americans need to tell this President....NO WAY. These military injured heros were defending, are defending, the American people and the government needs to take care of them. This guy has no understanding of the military and their commitments to the security of the US.


26 posted on 03/16/2009 5:19:23 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.worldviewradio.com/play.php?EpisodeID=10958)
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To: autumnraine

And instead of talking about this Republican party leaders are attacking Rush Limbaugh!


27 posted on 03/16/2009 5:22:36 PM PDT by jedgarlives (Rangle Rule)
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To: MGMSwordsman

A few years ago..the very thought of this country breaking apart into two different ones would have drawn a smirk from me...but now...I almost expect it.


28 posted on 03/16/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT by kyperman (Hows this for a face you love to hate.)
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To: autumnraine

The Kenyan Clown plans to destroy our military.


29 posted on 03/16/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: autumnraine
But, he, pig lousy, and dingy hairy insist they support the military. This is their way of being “patriotic”. < /sarcasm>
30 posted on 03/16/2009 5:24:07 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: the_Watchman
"Napolean took care of his troops and built the Invalides Hospital for their care."

Don't forget that Napoleon was a soldier who was wounded in action multiple times.

31 posted on 03/16/2009 5:25:46 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: autumnraine

He is looking to save $540 mil and ACORN is receiving billions? Did I not read that somewhere? I would fix all this in short order. I would shut down all the VA hospitals and make sure our wounded veterans had the best insurance and access to the best healthcare. I do not like the idea that some veterans have to travel long distances to be treated.

We could open the bidding up to private insurers in each state and call it the “Heroes Policy”. Enough pork could be cut to easily pay for this. I think this just highlights what we all already knew of this mans character; he has none.


32 posted on 03/16/2009 5:27:49 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: autumnraine

As an American,a Veteran, a Christian, I am truly ashamed that there were enough weak, spineless, whiney Americans, to have voted this absolute LOSER into the Presidency.


33 posted on 03/16/2009 5:32:58 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: combat_boots
1. Sounds like it's time to take a cue from the Bonus Army march. 2009 style, sans the commies.

2. Jeez, this betrays the mission of pretend piety that the snob's wife is supposedly on about assisting military families.

34 posted on 03/16/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT by manapua
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To: autumnraine

FWIW veteran members of my family have always done well and been satisfied at VA hospitals. All things considered maybe we have other areas to look at for cost savings.


35 posted on 03/16/2009 5:40:54 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
the Zero is pissing everyone off as fast as the can.

That's precisely the game he's playing. He's a Marxist community "organizer."

36 posted on 03/16/2009 5:41:02 PM PDT by manapua
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To: autumnraine
I hate Barack Obama. I have saved that sentiment until today, but I mean it right now.

I hate to personalize it, but, politely, the guy is a jerk. Just how he'll void insurers policies on a national basis remains to be seen. He can ask for reimbursement, but if the conditions are preexisting and/or the result of military service, I don't know how he'll get it.

37 posted on 03/16/2009 5:41:20 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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Ok.. you all can scream at me.. you can put me down for saying this and repeating myself.

Get on the phone, write a letter, or write a email to both senators and your representative and voice your opposition to this idea NOW.

I wrote letters and put them in the mail and I just got off the phone with all three offices.. without telling them I sent the letters and talked to the Representative on each end.

Enough dissent to this idea goes through.. the more they will think TWICE about wanting it on the table.

38 posted on 03/16/2009 5:42:23 PM PDT by Kitanis
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I can’t even imagine hippy vietnam vets to be in support of this. No matter how liberal they are!


39 posted on 03/16/2009 5:42:54 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Uriah_lost
I have to admit, I’m enjoying rubbing some noses in this down at my Post. Its chock full of obedient union Democrats that parrot the talking points. It saddens me.

Sounds like my family. Union Democrats that always pull the lever for the (D) no matter what because "they're for the little guy." Not like those mean Republicans with their beaver pelt top hats, monacles, three piece suits,gold pocket watches and cigars clenched in their teeth./s
40 posted on 03/16/2009 5:45:33 PM PDT by Boris99
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To: autumnraine; All
As a member of Alabama Post 1983, I think Barak Hussein Obama is a sub-human, sub-existential POS unfit to walk the streets of this or any other free nation. He and his vulgar cabal of totalitarian despots need to be removed from the halls of power post-haste, and their witless, head-bobbing Leftist acolytes need to be punished without mercy for perpetrating this travesty. Let today be the first day that real Americans - those with a conscience and human soul - brand and respond to any self-proclaimed 'liberal' as though they were the lepers, whores, and village idiots of old. They have earned nothing, and they deserve nothing.


41 posted on 03/16/2009 5:46:27 PM PDT by Viking2002 (The Occupation has begun. God help America.)
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To: autumnraine

One question:

Husband and Son are active and don’t carry private insurance. Does this tool expect mandatory private insurance policies for ALL active duty???


42 posted on 03/16/2009 5:49:03 PM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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I just printed out three copies for my stepfather to take to the VFW, Moose Lodge and local American Legion to post on the boards.

He will make copies to distribute to his veterans he knows in church and will make me copies.

My best friend is a hardcore liberal, her husband is a navy vet from Desert Storm (I know, they are an odd match) but she is FURIOUS. This affects her whole entire family’s coverage!

She is calling all her local contacts and he is getting in touch with his veteran groups as well.

Also, I want to point out a lot of veteran’s or reserves are in the police force. It might be worth it to drop some of the printed version of this article off at some precints. We have to do the job of the media.


43 posted on 03/16/2009 5:49:03 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: autumnraine
Here is the reality:

Obama wants no one to join military, and if they do, he wants them to either die or suffer physically and financially as much as they can.

The VA is dead. Was at Shuttle launch last eve. Senior NASA people agree, NASA is dead.

obama wants America, and Americans dead.

44 posted on 03/16/2009 5:52:04 PM PDT by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: digger48

He’s looking to generate a mere $540 million with this?


That was my thought too. Given the billions that this Aministration is throwing around like candy, you would wonder why this is so urgent. If its a choice between taking care of wounded vets and cutting a few earmarks, Obama will side with the earmarks. Every dime of pork will be paid for by those who [actually] served this country. What a sleazebag!


45 posted on 03/16/2009 5:55:20 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: autumnraine

Have also heard that vets on service-connected disability payments must requalify.

Anyone know if this is true?


46 posted on 03/16/2009 5:56:36 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: submarinerswife

“Husband and Son are active and don’t carry private insurance. Does this tool expect mandatory private insurance policies for ALL active duty???”

No, but if they get a serious service connected disability, it is a certainty that they’ll have trouble paying for a private insurance policy if they ever need one.


47 posted on 03/16/2009 6:01:09 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: autumnraine

Businesses will have a reason for not hiring Vets because of this.


48 posted on 03/16/2009 6:02:06 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Nosterrex

i’ve noticed when he “salutes”, it appears to be half-a**ed attempt, i think bill saluted better than that


49 posted on 03/16/2009 6:03:42 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: autumnraine

Did Stalin make his wounded soldiers pay for their own care?

52% of the voters of this country have elected a Marxist narcissist with a moral compass inferior to Joe Stalin!

What a miserable POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


50 posted on 03/16/2009 6:06:13 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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