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The Shameful Treatment of American Veterans: Even Illegal Aliens Have It Better
National Review ^ | 05/23/2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 05/23/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty. A government that fails to care for our men and women on the front lines is guilty of malpractice. A government that puts the needs of illegal aliens above U.S. veterans for political gain should be prosecuted for criminal neglect bordering on treason.

Compare, contrast, and weep:

In Sacramento, Calif., lawmakers are moving forward with a budget-busting plan to extend government-funded health insurance to at least 1.5 million illegal aliens.

In Los Angeles, federal bureaucrats callously canceled an estimated 40,000 diagnostic tests and treatments for American veterans with cancer and other illnesses to cover up a decade-long backlog.

In New York, doctors report that nearly 40 percent of their patients receiving kidney dialysis are illegal aliens. A survey of nephrologists in 44 states revealed that 65 percent of them treat illegal aliens with kidney disease.

In Memphis, a VA whistle-blower reported that his hospital was using contaminated kidney-dialysis machines to treat America’s warriors. The same hospital previously had been investigated for chronic overcrowding at its emergency room, leading to six-hour waits or longer. Another watchdog probe found unconscionable delays in processing lab tests at the center. In addition, three patients died under negligent circumstances, and the hospital failed to enforce accountability measures.

In Arizona, illegal aliens incurred health-care costs totaling an estimated $700 million in 2009.

In Phoenix, at least 40 veterans died waiting for VA hospitals and clinics to treat them, while government officials created secret waiting lists to cook the books and deceive the public about deadly treatment delays.

At the University of California, Berkeley, UC president Janet Napolitano (former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) has offered $5 million in financial aid to illegal-alien students. Across the country, 16 states offer in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. In addition, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, and the University of Michigan Board of Regents all approved their own illegal-alien tuition benefits.

In 2013, the nation’s most selective colleges and universities had enrolled just 168 American veterans, down from 232 in 2011. Anti-war activists have waged war on military-recruitment offices at elite campuses for years. The huge influx of illegal aliens in state universities is shrinking the number of state-subsidized slots for vets.

In 2013, the Obama Department of Homeland Security released 36,007 known, convicted criminal illegal aliens, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. The catch-and-release beneficiaries include thugs convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and thousands of drunken- or drugged-driving crimes.

The same Department of Homeland Security issued a report in 2009 that identified returning combat veterans as worrisome terrorist and criminal threats to America.

In Washington, big-business and open-borders lobbyists are redoubling efforts to pass another massive illegal-alien amnesty to flood the U.S. job market with low-wage labor.

Across the country, men and women in uniform returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have higher jobless rates than the civilian population. The unemployment rate for new veterans has spiked to its worst levels, nearing 15 percent. For veterans ages 24 and under, the jobless rate is a whopping 29.1 percent, compared with 17.6 percent nationally for the age group.

A Forbes columnist reported last year that an Air Force veteran was told, “We don’t hire your kind.”

And last December, Democrats led the charge to reduce cost-of-living increases in military pensions — while blocking GOP Alabama senator Jeff Sessions’s efforts to close a $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to collect child tax credits from the IRS, even if they pay no taxes. The fraudulent payments to illegal aliens would have offset the cuts to veterans’ benefits.

America: medical and welfare welcome mat to the rest of the world, while leavings its best and bravest veterans to languish in hospital lounges, die waiting for appointments, and compete for jobs and educational opportunities against illegal border crossers, document fakers, visa violators, and deportation evaders. Shame on us.

— Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; illegals; malkin; va; veterans

1 posted on 05/23/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The Shameful Treatment of American Veterans: Even Illegal Aliens Have It Better

... and as pointed out by Fox News, GITMO Prisoners. Of course THEY reflect the views and religion of the bastard in the white hut and have not sworn to uphold The Constitution.

2 posted on 05/23/2014 8:07:54 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: SeekAndFind

Priorities, priorities...

3 posted on 05/23/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut down the decrepit system. Give them a level card and let them go to the free enterprise system. We pay up to their level and they pay beyond. Really simple. Take the buildings and burn them down. They are full of Mersa virus.

4 posted on 05/23/2014 8:13:51 AM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SeekAndFind

I was told by the Director of Small Business for the Air Force that they don’t like doing business with service disabled veteran owned small businesses. This was during a small group meeting on how we could do more business with the AF.

The VA is even worse.

5 posted on 05/23/2014 8:20:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t find an elected republican who is standing with us vets, calling for an independent investigation into this. They all seem content to let the government investigate themselves.
This is almost as bad as the outrageous treatment our nations vets are getting.
I might just give up on voting. They all talk the fight, here’s a big one an all I hear is pandering, no action.

6 posted on 05/23/2014 8:27:01 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: rdcbn

Even terrorists in Gitmo have better care than the veterans. Under the Obama regime there are 100 physicians, dentists and nurses to provide VIP medical care to 150 murderous Islamic terrorists detained a Gitmo.

By Jamie Weinstein | Thursday, March 05, 2009

Detainees in Gitmo, for instance, are given “three hot halal meals per day – with 4,500-5,000 cal/day” and they have “six menus for detainees to choose from – specifically: regular, high fiber, vegetarian, vegetarian with fish, bland, and soft food.” Is this the Ritz Carlton or a prison facility?

“A typical meal includes,” the report continues, “meat, starch (plus bread), vegetable, dessert, fruit, fruit juice or similar drink.” If ordinary Cubans knew how well the Gitmo detainees were eating, they would be clamoring for admittance.

The report even documented how “recently, an additional pillow was issued to detainees at the camp” because “some of the detainees did not prefer the pillow built into the foam mattress.” Detainees are provided a Koran in “the language of their choice,” prayer beads, a cap, a rug and a prayer schedule. Some detainees are given $100 a month to buy snacks. Cooperative detainees (the ones not throwing their feces at the soldiers) can play in a recreation yard that has soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and foosball facilities. Yes, you heard that right. Foosball.

The report does, however, document some recent horrors that occurred. During two inspections, the report reads, “a small number of meals delivered to detainees in Camps 5 and Echo . . . were approximately five degrees under the optimal standard.” For shame.

Many detainees have already been released. Unfortunately, many of those who have been released have returned to the battlefield to fight America and its interest. One former Gitmo detainee, as the New York Times reported, became a leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch. This should remind us that America is still at war and that the prisoners in Gitmo are not mostly boy scouts. Despite left-wing activists’ desire to paint Gitmo as an international symbol of depravity, it is far from it.

7 posted on 05/23/2014 8:37:15 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22
Of course, Obama identifies with and is friends with America's enemies.

Obama considers Americans who oppose our enemies (who he considers friends) as his enemies in the classic “The enemy of my friend is my enemy as well”

Even a cursory examination of the multitude of expanding Obama scandals shows that the above dynamic is major if not central aspect of most of the scandals.

In Fast and Furious Obama was supply free weapons to Drug Cartels and fueling the violence in Mexico.

IRS was about Obama punishing his domestic political enemies concerned in large part about Obama’s support for foreign interests hostile to the United States.

Benghazi, Arab Spring and the insane rules of engagement was about Obama supporting islamic terror, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Syria was all about Obama supporting the above terror groups in their bid to out Assad and take over Syria and turn it into a terrorist state, with much of the support coming from weapons transferred from Benghazi to the Syrian terrorists by the US Dept of State.

Obama loathes the American Military and has done everything he can to destroy the military and hurt, punish or restrict individual American Service men and women including a petty but lethal policy of creating de facto Death Panels denying our Vets the care they are rightfully entitled to in Veterans Administration Hospitals

The list goes on and on.

It is really difficult to overlook the fact that the Obama Administration is waging a war from above on the American people while aiding foreign interests in their attempts to undermine and attack our country and its’ people.

8 posted on 05/23/2014 9:00:25 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

“A government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty.”
This lousy administration and its RINO allies—McCain, Cantor, Boner, et al.—have made it clear that they won’t safeguard our borders.
Why would they give a damn about the men who bled and died to keep our country safe from invasion?
As Eric Cantor learned recently, when illegals invaded his condo complex/gated community, rewarding bad behavior results in .... what?
Duhhh, that’s right: more bad behavior!

One more time, what’s wrong with this picture: A good number of the men and women elected to Congress to serve our country don’t give a damn about the country or its veterans or its people.

9 posted on 05/23/2014 10:12:34 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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