Skip to comments.Here’s A Memorial Day Idea, Washington: Stop Killing Our Warriors
Posted on 05/26/2014 4:26:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
Happy Memorial Day. Sadly, many in Washington seem committed to pushing policies that will ensure that there will be plenty of deceased veterans to memorialize.
The bureaucrats infesting the VA system, that mindless, bloated golem of socialized medicine, have come up with a unique way of hiding their utter inability to perform their most basic tasks. They simply leave patients off the official treatment lists so they can avoid disclosing the endless delays in getting basic services our war heroes endure. And for some of these vets, these eternal waits for medical care become eternal rests.
But hey, the bureaucrats still get their bonuses. Unless they get caught. Then the VA Secretary gets really, really mad. Mostly, it seems, about them getting caught.
These government flunkies arent even competent at pulling off incompetence.
The vets trapped in the VA system are showing us all what the single payer future the liberals fetishize over will be like. If the government bureaucrats will let the veterans who the politicians need as campaign props drop dead, what chance have you got?
Naturally, the VA has been praised by warrior-scholars like Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman as a shining example of can-do government success. Of course, the only vet a guy like Ezra Klein knows is the one who gives his poodle her distemper shot. As for Krugman, he hasnt been so wrong since he was shilling for Enron no mean feat for that malignant hack.
And then theres Eric Shinseki. In the Army I served in, a leader is responsible for everything his unit does or fails to do. If you dont measure up and dont display the character to resign, you get fired. Apparently, Shinseki served in a different Army.
This VA scandal came under his watch. This is a systemic failure, not an isolated instance of wrongdoing. People he was responsible for are dead because his organization failed again and again and again. Yet he hangs onto his job instead of taking personal responsibility.
Its embarrassing. I wish it was surprising. What a disgrace.
Washington doesnt discriminate when it comes to policies that will inevitably lead to more dead warriors. Many of our politicians are happy to put our serving warriors at risk too.
When it comes to cuts, the first on the chopping block is inevitably military readiness. Its the fat that gets retained the lazy legions of do-nothing civilians, the politicians cronies pet projects, and the fashionable fads always survive. They cut the things that keep our fighters alive.
Heres one example, the A-10. Its a 40 year old warplane that looks like the designer guzzled too much Jack Daniels then pieced it together out of junkyard scraps. They dont call it the Warthog for nothing. But to our guys on the front line its the most beautiful thing there is.
The A-10 can carry tons of bombs, but its big selling point is that 30mm cannon poking out of its stubby nose. The Warthog flies low and slow around the battlefield, lingering and waiting for the call. And when the call comes, well, theres going to be a run on virgins.
The Taliban hates the A-10 with a cold fury. You cant get higher praise. Naturally, the geniuses in Washington want to get rid of it and replace it with zillion dollar supersonic jets that are utterly unsuited for the job of frontline air support. Why? They claim we just cant afford the plane we already have.
So, when some lieutenant is in contact out in the field, and the jihadi swarms are advancing to overrun his platoon, we can just tell him that we had many, many more important things to spend our money on besides ensuring that he and his troopers arent massacred.
We cant ask yuppie posers to give up their NPR. We cant ask couch-dwelling layabouts to take a little less for their EBT cards. We cant ask the riders of the iambic pentameter to give up their cowboy poetry slams.
No, tough luck, LT. You get to die because wed rather spend money buying votes. And anyway, you deployed guys votes never seem to make it back to be counted.
I wont presume to speak for all veterans, but I think I speak for a few. Lets make a few things really, really clear to the people back in Washington.
That means that when we go to fight, we have the best equipment, and plenty of it. If you think doing that is too expensive, maybe you need to rethink your war.
That means that when we come home, wounded or just wanting to move on with our lives, you provide us with what you promised us. And if you think doing so is too expensive, maybe you should have thought of that before sending us over there.
Its about time our serving warriors and honored veterans stopped getting pushed to the back of the line behind welfare cheats, corporate cronies, and freakish performance artists.
If you intend to vote for a candidate who refuses to put our warriors first, then in a way you are even lower than the scumbag progressive vermin who tormented our returning Vietnam War heroes. At least those dirtbags had the guts to face our warriors when they spit on them.
Well that was WAY nicer than if I had penned it.
Thanks for the posting.
God Bless Our Troops Active and Retired.
And beside making the VA a test bed for determing how to make death panels work for obummercare. zer0 and regime are putting American service personell in harms way for whatever Marxist based reasons he deems acceptable.
Bring them all home now. Congress needs to defund.
Yeah, I was sort’a thinkin’ on the lines of ... resign, get out, you’re fired .. you’re under arrest .... somethin’ like THAT.
Not any way to honor those who have served.
In the 20th century, far more people were killed by their governments than by any other cause. That’s why they say government is a necessary evil, with the emphasis on “evil.”
I’m leaning more towards “here I’m gonna duct tape this grenade in both your hands, tie this string to the pin and step back behind this blast wall a pull the pin for you- TRAITOR!”
And on a lighter note...
How are things going in knarf’s world ?
What we are seeing with the VA scandal is ObamaCare’s death panels. I listened to Rush on this topic and he totally misses the boat on this issue, I think he is too caught up in himself to see the tree’s, he’s too busy trying to coin a new phrase to describe something.
I know he lurks on here and may even post....
The author make as good point, although I'd like to see some of the billions we throw away to foreign governments (or use to destabilize them) added to the list.
We're in our new home, the electricity came on a week and a half ago (with it .. the well pump and HOT WATER !!) and the internet/phone happened Wednesday or Thursday
I got the garden tilled late a week ago and have my beans, carrots and cukes in (all the easy stuff) and I have my sunflowers planted and a hill of watermelon
We're off to a church picnic in a few hours and wind up the day at daughter and SIL's for some family time
I've been being lazy these last couple of days because I want to be lazy.
The two months following March 10 have been very tense (just ask my back and other muscles yet to loosen up) and we 're down to the little? nit picky things that will pretty much take the rest of the summer ... get the chicken waterer back working, organize some electric stuff, figure out what to do about a workshop (lost a lot of tools and peripherals), and a ton of et cetera's
Thanx for the reminder