Remember a couple of days ago, when I pointed out that Obama's Veterans Affairs Secretary - Eric Shinseki had said that, despite the fact that Obama's plan to make Vets pay for their own service-related treatment was already baked-into his 2010 budget - somehow,...
"A final decision hasn't been made yet,"Well, guess what?
Obama refuses to Budge on making Vets Pay
Since last time, Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion has actually had a meeting with The One, and came out of it with news of the largest shafting American Servicemen have ever received from their Commander-In-Chief.
"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."
Now, that The One would dismiss a Moral Obligation practically goes without saying - his adherence to a personal policy of moral-expediency has been on display since well before the election and evinced with every person or 'closely-held-belief' to have gone under-the-bus at the slightest provocation or inconvenience....
But let's look at that "Government Avowed" part for a minute:
See that part in "Bold"?
“With malice toward none, with charity for all,
with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we are in,
to bind up the nation’s wounds,
to care for him who shall have borne the battle
and for his widow, and his orphan,
to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Those words by Abraham Lincoln became the VA's motto back in 1959...
"To care for him who shall have borne the battle"Thus have Lincoln's words stood from that time to this... until now.
That this should be a matter of common sense is simply a matter of... well,... common sense - and even if Obama is lacking in this virtue, the aforementioned meeting was preceeded by a letter of protest that stated quite clearly for the common-sense-impaired:
"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.""Unconscionable" - indeed - but that is an appellation that can only carry weight with someone who possesses a conscience.
The One has apparently made it clear that he neither cares-for nor respects those citizens who have fought and sacrificed on behalf of America - indeed, He has made it clear to those who have met with Him that they are nothing to him but entries on a ledger-sheet - an unacceptable financial drain to be rectified with the stroke of his pen...
"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."So that's it - America can continue to meet her moral and avowed obligation to care for her wounded soldiers, so long as Barack Obama can make up the $540MM on his budget sheet.
This cannot be allowed to stand.
Nationalizing banks, Socializing our country, Driving us into Debt previously unimagined - and now this?
- the Commander-In-Chief abandoning America's obligations to those who have fought and sacrificed to keep safe both her and countless other peoples around the world?
No. This is enough. It is Too Much and must not be allowed to come to pass.
"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.