Why are you so surprised that this administration would barricade open air memorials and monuments in our nation's capital?
Why are you surprised that they would shut down Amber Alert while keeping FLOTUS' Let's Move site up and running?
http://t.co/Zatty2Isu2 For those shocked by all this, Canidate O once floated idea that troops wld pay 4 med costs of battlefield injuries.— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) October 7, 2013
Except we were wrong. That wasn't Candidate Obama. That was President Obama and this is what we wrote about it at the time in 2009:
Veterans Affair Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurers.
But the proposal would be “dead on arrival” if it’s sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.
Dead on arrival…. Nice touch, Senator.
We don’ t even know where to be begin with this one. It’s like a sick Onion piece.
Let’s get this straight: Obama, a man who wants everyone else to pay for everyone else’s health care, exempts members of the armed forces who have sustained injuries in service to our country and expects them to do that whole free market thing with their own money. That’ll do wonders for recruiting.
The one element of society where we’d be glad to give a little more (and we do) is going to be denied that sacred trust that exists between they and their country if this plan goes through.
Of course, it won’t go through and that’s part of the problem. Murray’s right –this abomination doesn’t have a prayer – so why even float it? What could the administration be thinking? Are they too tired or just plain incompetent? Or maybe just too busy ginning up their next attack on Rush Limbaugh to realize this one slipped through the cracks?
That we have an Administration that is this blatantly callous to the men and women in our armed forces is one thing. That they are this totally oblivious to their own callousness is entirely another.
And then this a few days later:
We first reported on this Friday and now it looks more and more like a concrete goal rather than a trial balloon.
The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
We try our best not to blog while angry so we will try to keep this post short and is why we slept on it before writing anything about it.
Socialized medicine is a bad idea. It’s a bad idea that has terrible consequences but wishing to see socialized medicine enacted does not demonstrate a character flaw or personal callousness.
This, though, is entirely different. Wishing to carry out something like this reveals a mentality and springs from a culture that is completely out of touch with what 90% of Americans think and feel, especially with respect to the men and woman of our armed forces.
Attending the church of a racist loon and rubbing elbows with a terrorist was certainly the bellwether to what we are seeing today played out before our very eyes in the Oval Office.
Today is St. Patty’s day but we do not feel like partying. God and DNA have blessed us with an absolute distaste for alcohol if we are ever in an angry, depressed, pissed-off or despondent mood – kind of like we are right now.
We’ve got some other posts in the can right now but we’re not sure we’ll post them today – just not feeling it.
We welcome comments to advise us whether or not we are taking this too seriously or somehow out of context.
Of course, the worst idea ever never went anywhere but it was too late - the damage had been done.
Revealed was just some of the sick mentality possessed by this administration. That these people actually floated the idea that wounded soldiers and Marines were going to have to pay out of pocket for injuries sustained on the battlefield tells you all you need to know of what the Obama administration thinks of your damn precious national memorials.
Please, people, just get over yourselves.