President Obama is supposedly a great admirer or America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. At least he, his staff, and their media sycophants have made a point of trying to link Obama to Lincoln in many ways. Somehow, given Obama’s actions, I think that this is nothing more than posturing and capitalizing on Lincoln legacy.
I know this would make the Lincoln weep – or have Obama hold off in chains:
As reported by CNN:
Veterans Affairs 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 insurance.
But the proposal would be “dead on arrival” if it’s sent to Congress, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said.
Murray used that blunt terminology when she told Shinseki that the idea would not be acceptable and would be rejected if formally proposed. Her remarks came during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs about the 2010 budget.
No official proposal to create such a program has been announced publicly, but veterans groups wrote a pre-emptive letter last week to President Obama voicing their opposition to the idea after hearing the plan was under consideration.
The groups also cited an increase in “third-party collections” estimated in the 2010 budget proposal — something they said could be achieved only if the Veterans Administration started billing for service-related injuries.
Asked about the proposal, Shinseki said it was under “consideration.”
“A final decision hasn’t been made yet,” he said.
Currently, veterans’ private insurance is charged only when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.
— Adam Levine
CNN, The 44th President, 1st 100 Days
It’s well known by all reasoning Americans that President Obama, like most – if not all – Liberals, has little or know love or respect for the members of the US Military; he’s already made that abundantly clear. This proposed action goes beyond disrespect though; it is an overt act of disloyalty and is an explicit assault on the morale and operating efficiency of our brave soldiers.
Surprisingly and thankfully, even the Democrats in Congress can’t – judging from Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) blunt language – stomach this betrayal of our military
President Obama wants our armed forces to use their own insurance to pay for line-of-duty injuries? I guess his desire for Universal Healthcare doesn’t extend to the military. Maybe he thinks they don’t deserve it, or that America can’t afford to provide the care they deserve – though we apparently can afford to provide that care for other demographics.
Over the course of man’s history various rulers and regimes have made the mistake of failing to support their armies. Most of them didn’t last overly long, either due to the military deposing them or the military “failing” to prevent others from deposing them.
I’m not 100% certain at this point exactly how I feel about this being repeated one more time… ๐