Update See latest hate play here: PARENTS OF FALLEN SOLDIER DENIED SYMPATHY CALL BY WHITE HOUSE
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Posted by Norman E. Hooben - March 5, 2009
Obama hates the military. Or haven't you noticed? All you Obama lovers better get your observation skills honed. To begin with, Obama is a student of Saul Alinsky (and if you don't know that by now, you're either deaf, dumb, and blind or plain damn stupid) and all Alinsky students lie...all the time! (Don't tell me you already forgot the Clintons!) What was it? Back in September, Obama denied and criticised The Surge in Iraq as if it was the worse military decision of all time (also listen to Biden's words). What did he do just the other day? He praised The Surge as the greatest accomplishment of the Iraq war...speaking at the Marine Base in North Carolina trying to earn favor from the troops (see video here ) ...also note the sullen look on the faces of the troops...nobody trusts this guy. Further, Did you see Obama going through the reception line at his so-called first address to the nation? Happy as a pig in mud, shaking hands and smiling with all his communist friends...until, that is, when he got to the high ranking military officers. Did you see that sudden change in demeanor? Half-a-smile or none at all...not even a hand shake. Then once past the officers...repeat the pig in mud line here! Oh, and before I forget. The recent stimulus pork-package...pork, pork, for all the dorks but cut the military by ten percent. I guess you Obama crazies would call that, "love of the people in uniform" (another Alinsky-ism).
And now comes one of the biggest military-hate stories coming out of the White House. Do you remember that saying, "All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands...." ? Well that's a clear definition of Obama. Now with his praising of the military and military veterans he wants to lessen their health benefits and increase the fees for medical services (something that was always free to veterans until Clinton came along). Here's the story:
Veterans groups say it's "wholly unacceptable" to charge their private insurance for service injuries.
In a letter sent by 11 of the most prominent veterans organizations, the groups warned that the idea "is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government's moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much."
CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent to the White House last Friday by groups including The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Read the letter (PDF)
A White House spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the option is being considered.
"The details of specific proposals will be transmitted with the full submission in April. The president has made it clear that meeting the needs of veterans is one of his priorities, and as a result has requested an 11 percent increase in discretionary funding for 2010, and the administration is actively working with the veterans community to ensure we get the details of this budget right," said White House spokesman Nick Shapiro.
In the letter, the groups said they have been told by sources on Capitol Hill and at the VA that the idea under consideration would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to bill health insurance for a treatment of a disability or injury that was a result of military service.
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The argument for the proposal is that it frees up money for the VA by charging the private insurers, allowing the VA to spend on more services, said Joe Violante, legislative director for Disabled American Veterans, who opposes the idea. While there could be savings, Violante warned it also could lead to an increase in premiums for veterans with private coverage.
""We cannot and would not agree to any proposal that would expand this concept any further," the heads of the 11 groups wrote in the letter.
"While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."
Currently, veterans' private insurance is only charged when they receive health care from the VA for medical issues that are not related to service injuries, like getting the flu.
Charging for service-related injuries would violate "a sacred trust," said Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis. Davis said the move would risk private health care for veterans and their families by potentially maxing out benefits paying for costly war injury treatments.
It could also make it harder for veterans to get private insurance if the companies decide to reject them for pre-existing conditions, rather than be billed for service-connected injuries, Davis said.
"This seems like bad politics and bad policy," said IAVA Policy Director Vanessa Williamson, noting that every veterans group opposes it and warns it will adversely affect veterans. "I don't see this as a tenable option."
See also "Disrespectful activity out of the Obama White House goes to the top of the list." - more of Obama hates the military
See also Obama's Memorial Day Multiple Choice Quiz
See also O Cancels Memorial literally and figuratively to those "who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country"