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16th-Mar-2009 06:34 pm
If the President WANTS to seriously anger me, making veterans pay for the medical treatment their wounds need will do nicely.

Not taking care of veterans is called irresponsibility. You broke it, you clean it up -- yes, what you were told as a child that evidently didn't sink in. It's called bad faith, too: they reasonably expect that's the purpose of the Veteran's Administration. And it is.

I think I'm beginning to get the point of the tea parties being held across the country.
17th-Mar-2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
As I pointed out to another friend who feels just the way you do (and I agree, even though military friends tell me that the Veterans services stink to high heaven), it was evidently not a chance that Obama was the first president in sixty years to miss the Medal of Honour ball on his inauguration night.
17th-Mar-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
You may be right. I'm a little puzzled by what I'd read as a lot of bobbling by the administration: it's not like there hasn't been a Democratic administration within the working life of those who had experience there, so no experienced people to call on, so I don't understand what's going on.

I've been in Vet hospitals with my father, and I agree the services aren't as good as they should be.... they're better than ordinary hospitals in Las Vegas, not as good as Fresno, better than the worst in Los Angeles, not as good as the best. I think we owe them more.
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