Monday, March 16, 2009

THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK

I have heard it all now, and I am now so fed up with this Idiot in Chief, Chief Occupier of the WH, that I am ready to spit.

Any Congressman voting for this type of bill. along with the impostor who came up with the idea. needs to be stood in front of a wall and have the firing squad do its job.

Some of you will remember that I said this impostor would turn the VA medical system into a welfare medical program by doing away with it as it is and turning it into the National Health Care program, thus making the VA hospitals just like any other hospital. The Veterans who have fought, bled, and damn near died to try to make this a fit country would be required to sit and wait while the scum and the welfare hoochies get their free treatment. Most of us who would be affected by this have already paid the price for our treatment and many live each day with the wounds, the memories, and the pain. Enough is enough.

I hope that all who voted for this impostor are happy. BTW if you have so called friends who have not come to their senses as of yet as to what they voted for, you have my permission to forward this with my name on it. If they want to take this angry Vet to task they had danged well better prepare for a fight like they have never experienced. As you can tell, I am not happy and, frankly, I am wanting to know what it is going to take to get the revolution started. I am locked, loaded, and ready to fight, bleed and, if necessary, die to keep this country from what this impostor wants to change it into.



If you are going to write your congressmen, now would be a good time. May I suggest that you send the contents of this blog along to them.


The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan
to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."

The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"

Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The group's early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, " There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran's personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. 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."

Commander Rehbein reiterated points made last week in testimony to both House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. It was stated then that The American Legion believes that the reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the United States government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. The proposed requirement for these companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through treatment of the veteran's condition alone. That would leave the rest of the family without health care benefits. The Legion also points out that many health insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are covered. Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining and financing company health care benefits.

"I got the distinct impression that the only hope of this plan not being enacted," said Commander Rehbein, "is for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired $540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the near future. The Commander is being led down the garden path just as were those who foolishly believed that he would really do this country some good. The commander fails to realize that when “the One” speaks, it’s ONLY WORDS and they mean little if anything.

"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining," concluded the Commander. The Commander doesn’t realize how prophetic his words are for indeed this will indeed have very serious ramifications, those like have not been seen since the Revolution.

SOURCE The American Legion

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This is part of the paper prepared by Bobby R. Price, LT, USN (Ret), Desert Storm Vet and Ms. Karyn Damian, US Army Veteran on April 13 2005. I believe it sums up what the Imposter in Chief has never understood. He now sends his wife to attempt to scam the Veterans' Families into believing that he is all for us, but like his entire campaign, his lies and promises amount to nothing but empty words. BEWARE FOR THE ENEMY IS AMONG US!

This short white paper is being written to bring to light the deep concern the veteran’s community has regarding the consistent under funding of the Veterans Affairs Health Care system. We have carried the message over and over to veteran’s organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Purple Heart Association and many others. Over the years, these organizations have been instrumental in gaining small changes and each year they are required to readdress the same.

This paper will describe the specific legislation requirements the veteran’s of this great country are planning to voice to the government. This will be conveyed by an organized march on the nation’s capital, Washington DC on June 8, 2005. It is our intention to insure that the Congress, Senate and members of the Executive Branch hear us loud and clear. We are not going to tolerate the continued under funding of the VA Health Care system from this day forward. This country owes veterans of the past, those who are serving now and those who will serve in the future, the very best of care. We will task our government to stop balancing the budget on the backs of veterans. (Or building a National Health Care Program on our backs to satisfy this narcissistic impostor’s ego )

Each and every one of us made a bet with the government and the American people. The bet was simple but carries heavy consequences.

“The bet: We, the American Veteran will defend this nation from all enemies, foreign or domestic. We will defend her in peace and in war. We will defend her with our bodies and our lives. If we should die in the name of our country, our President and the American people, you the people have won the bet and after burial rights, a grave marker, a folded flag, a message on behalf of the President of the United State and a grateful Nation and minimum compensation to our families, you are done with your obligation. However, should we become injured, wounded or suffer from mental anguish as a result of our service, then your portion of the bet is to care for us by way of health care and service connected compensation for as long as we shall live. That care is to be resourced without fail or debate.

Further, should we survive 20 years or more of service without giving our life; we shall be paid a percentage of our basic pay for as long as we shall live. Finally, should we suffer injury and continue to serve 20 or more years, we shall receive earned pension compensation and concurrently receive service connected injury compensation.’

Simply, we bet our life and limb for this nation’s defense. In return, this country bets compensation and healthcare. We, the veteran, pay with our life and limb. Once paid, there is no return. What gives this Nation’s political leaders the right to change their portion of the bet after we completed our end of the bargain? The nation does not have that right and we are coming to tell it so. One Million of us! Let it begin!

You can rest assured that if this bill even comes to the floor there will be more than a million this time and we will not be as peaceful as this march was. It will be more likened to the march and encampment in March of 1933. Unlike the WW1 Vets who went peacefully and unarmed, this time I do not believe this will be the case. I fear it will take more than words to show the Chief Occupier that the Vets are serious.

"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."
-Thucydides


We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the federal government.

10 comments:

Brenda Bowers said...

I blogged on this and am outraged! That ASS HOLE! BB

Anonymous said...

Brenda,

As a certified, perfect asshole, I resent being compared to that douchebag imposter.

Adam Clymer

Mustang said...

I've posted on this, and I've sent out emails to everyone I know asking that they do the same. I've asked if they blog, then please address this issue, and ask all of their readers to do the same.

If Congress does not receive a million emails, letters, or phone calls about this travesty, then this is NOT the America of my birth.

Semper Fi

Jeff Dreibus said...

Ticker,

This is indeed an outrage -- and an unforgivable insult to those who have fought and been wounded for this nation.

I find it a bit ironical (and NOT in an amusing way) that the one instance wherein the Traitor-In-Chief seeks to embrace the private sector rather than to cripple/eliminate it, is the one instance in which he SHOULD NOT do so.

Misguided ethics and motives of this misbegotten scheme aside, the crooked-ass insurance industry is the LAST nest of thieves who should be put in charge of ANYTHING!

But the real insult, of course, is that he has in essence chosen our heroes to haul the freight for everyone else in this latest Ponzi scheme. Why doesn't he simply free con man Bernie Madoff and put HIM in charge of this rip-off? Bernie could no doubt make it work like clockwork -- for a while. It would amount to the same thing!

A VERY angry Jeff Dreibus

Ticker said...

President Obama wants to charge combat wounded veterans for care to save $500 million while simultaneously GRANTING $900 million to terrorist in Palestine to recover from the beat down that they sorely deserved.
I know whose side I am on, do you?

Jeff Dreibus said...

"Ticker said...
President Obama wants to charge combat wounded veterans for care to save $500 million while simultaneously GRANTING $900 million to terrorist in Palestine to recover from the beat down that they sorely deserved.
I know whose side I am on, do you?"

Absolutely I do, Ticker!

But please tell us more about the $900 mil handout to the Palestinian terrorists; the last I heard, it was "only" $20.3 mil! Did he accomplish the higher figure via executive order as he did the last "grant"?

Dear Lord! This nation has gone utterly mad -- and its own president is leading the charge!

Jeff Dreibus

Ticker said...

This blogger had a good take on the situation.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=8793#comment-90239

and here: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=8791

joejoe said...

Ticker

I'm on board. I'm not a vet but I served as a clinical social worker for the VA for 30 years.

This is not only a bad move against vets like all of you and current and future soldiers but will be demoralizing as well.

I have never met more deeply committed Americans than the vets for whom I provided treatment for all those years. They deserve and need the best we have to give.

If we can come up with the money to declare war, then we can come up with the money to care for our military.

Joe D

Ticker said...

Thank you Joe for your service to our Veterans. For those of us who have served we find your service at the VA is just as important as being in the military. I know I certainly appreciate your dedication.

Jeff Dreibus said...

BREAKING NEWS! THIS JUST IN!

As reported on FOX News: public outrage over this issue has caused the plan to be SHELVED!

Apparently, the scoundrels and scalawags WILL still listen to us regarding some matters . . .

Jeff Dreibus