Skip to comments.VCS Statement: A Vital Constitutional Victory for Our Veterans (Yep, another VA tragedy revealed!)
Posted on 07/19/2011 5:11:19 PM PDT by JohnBrownUSA
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled VA's mental health care system and disability claims system remain badly broken, and veterans face long delays to see doctors and obtain benefits.
The Court of Appeals ordered VA to fix what it descrbed "egregious problems." VCS believes now is the time for our President, VA Secretary, and Congress to fix VA. The lengthy bureaucratic delays our veterans face must end now.
The Court of Appeals concluded, "VA's unchecked incompetence has gone on long enough; no more veterans should be compelled to agonize or perish while the government fails to perform its obligations." VA continually fails to provide timely access to healthcare and disability benefits, according to the Court of Appeals, without any due process to challenge a broken system. This harms veterans and violates veterans' rights.
(Excerpt) Read more at veteransforcommonsense.org ...
Someone needs to explain why we offer consistantly substandard care to veterans.
Why doesn’t the VA just cover the cost of these services at civilian hospitals ?
Only the National Defense and the Rule of Law/Justice system should be funded above the VA.
One of Obama's campaign promises was money for the VA and to fix it in general. Like all others that were mainstream, it was a lie.
>Someone needs to explain why we offer consistantly substandard care to veterans.
I have an explanation, though you won’t like it.
The Soldier lives the socialist dream, in a manner of speaking, as the Government feeds him, clothes him, gives him medical care, pays him and gives him work.
By offering such substandard care for veterans, when medicine is socialized it will be “exactly what we give our soldiers” and therefore cut off many complaints, especially as it is what veterans have been trained to expect in the way of government provided health care.
At least that’s my theory.
Does the socialist dream involve being willing to die for America?
The consistently substandard care given to veterans is because it is a government bureaucracy. And by definition, this means it’s inefficient, corrupt, and uncaring.
That’s the reality of the problem.
>Only the National Defense
If it is the right of the people to alter or abolish a government then it must needs be that the final line of defense of the nation IS the Citizen.
Considering that the Constitution mandates a MAXIMUM two-year funding of the Army, I should say that it is reasonable to assert that we should have no Active Duty component (so to speak) and that each of these ‘wars’ we’re fighting should be individually commissioned and funded (with that two-year limitation in mind) with no chance to “combine funds” so that multiple engagements are funded from the same bill.
>the Rule of Law/Justice system should be funded above the VA.
The Rule of Law is a joke right now. You are from California, yes?
You passed a Constitutional amendment stating that marriage applied ONLY to a man and a woman, yes?
And what happened to that? Some judge threw it out saying it was unconstitutional; it certainly could NOT be contrary to the State’s own Constitution and the Federal Constitution’s 10th Amendment limits the Federal Government’s powers to only those specified and nowhere in that Constitution is there anything concerning marriage.
If we want Rule of Law, we need to start hanging these unjust Judges.
(A length of rope costs FAR less than their salary, no?)
Not being a vet, I suggested mainstreaming veterans’ health care to a buddy who is a veteran.
His reaction was brief and to the point; “They promised us...”
>Does the socialist dream involve being willing to die for America?
No, it doesn’t.
But that is why I qualified myself saying “in a manner of speaking.”
>The consistently substandard care given to veterans is because it is a government bureaucracy. And by definition, this means its inefficient, corrupt, and uncaring.
>Thats the reality of the problem.
That’s an apt description of both the Judiciary and Executive branches of government... which are, incidentally, the two most drunk-on-power. (The legislative has some buracracy too, but far less comparatively.)
(The Legislature’s been relatively ball-less, and hearing that they intend to make a stand on not raising the debt ceiling is a good sign that perhaps they are finding their testicles. If they should continue on we may even see impeachments of the judiciary, which power the Legislature has.)
>His reaction was brief and to the point; They promised us...
Social Security is a case-study on Government promises.
Intriguing how it is used as a fear-motivator, no?
I can't argue with that.
I have been an advocate of trials and hangings on the Capitol Steps of every state and Washington DC too. I'm talking LEGAL stuff here...citizen juries...Constitutional Protections...lawyers etc.
As far as all these wars go, I support only Iraq. It's strategically important to us geographically and because of all the oil in the region.
I would have been out of Afghanistan at least 5 years ago...likely in 2003.
I would also announce to Germany and Japan that we will be out, with the exception of training and REAL operational deployments, within the next 5 years. And, they need to figure out what they are going to do about it.
I would support a tripling of defense budgets in each country and the development of deliverable nukes.
>I would also announce to Germany and Japan that we will be out, with the exception of training and REAL operational deployments, within the next 5 years. And, they need to figure out what they are going to do about it.
I can’t argue w/ Germany; though there may be a problem w/Japan: IIRC, the WWII surrender forced on them to have no standing army and may have legally obliged us to provide that defense.