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They Were Expendable


Ed Morrisey:

Report: “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. …”

Let’s see. The same administration that wants to give tens of billions of dollars to GM, Citigroup, AIG, and a host of other banks and manufacturers wants men and women injured in service to their country to pay for the medical care that arises from these injuries? In what universe does Shinseki and the Obama administration live, anyway?

And they tell us that government health care won’t lead to rationing? Right.

We need something like this:

There is only one viable Republican solution: A consumer-driven system that passes the employer tax exemption and funding onto consumers, so they, and not the government, control all health-care costs. Switzerland, which enables universal coverage without any governmental insurance through this system, benefits from costs 40 percent lower than the U.S. and, unlike the single-payer systems in the U.K. or Canada, excellent results for the sick.

But until we get it, we need to honor the promises made to servicemembers who paid ultimate premiums. We often complain about government costing us an arm and a leg, but for some, that’s not just a figure of speech.

Get the money from Sec. Gen. Ban the Moon at the UN, who says we’re deadbeats even though we’re buying his suits. Get the money from the 900 million we’re paying Hamas, even though they dance when we’re attacked. Get the money from those ACORN election thieves. Get it from the Democrats who looted Fannie Mae.

Just get it, you ingrates.


2 thoughts on “They Were Expendable

  1. Millions to dirty illegal aliens not one cent to our vets what else can you ever expect from the demacreep party SHOOT THAT JACKASS AT DAWN

  2. Don’t think they’ll do it? Look at what happened to military retirees. We lost optical and dental coverage, then moved to an insurance plan whereby we pay premiums for coverage in a PPO system, and co-pays when we get treatment or prescription meds. And, when we’re 62, we go on MediCare.
    I know, it sounds like whining; we have coverage, some don’t. But we were told, when we asked why our families were eligible for food stamps, that we were paid so poorly because of the generous retirement benefits. Admittedly, I didn’t give my all as some did, but I gave a lot. And I expected more.

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