Friday, December 26, 2014

Help for Vets

Being a Nam era Vet who was fortunate not to have been in combat I couldn't help but notice the number of charities out there to assist veterans physically wounded or scarred mentally from what they've been through. On one hand this is a good thing these men and women need assistance to get on with their lives the best they can. On the other hand it is disgusting that charities are needed to support these brave veterans who have paid a price beyond what should be asked of any human. The US Government should be taking care of this! When we give billions perhaps trillions to illegals in our country, when we double or triple that amount in foreign aid to countries that spit on our flag yet we make our Veterans beg for help something is very wrong in our government. When the federal elected public servants from the president down to senators and congressmen their appointees and staff receive the best medical care in the world on the taxpayers dollar and the veterans who have given so much to fulfill the Oath they took to defend the U.S. Constitution have to beg for medical care or be assisted by charities it is time things change. One change should be, any wounded veteran should not have to worry about paperwork or ever paying for treatment of their injuries physical or mental. Another is that Walter Reed be closed to elected public servants. For medical service they must go to the VA medical center in their home state in their electoral district. If they don't want this they can pay for private medical care out of their own pocket. It is time those that fulfilled their oath to defend the U.S. Constitution be treated as the heroes they are.