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Or as their favorite 'Poser Patriots' the bush and cheney would say "Mission Accomplished!!!

Notice, once again, how quick the meme' and 'scandals' change course, now on Immigration, again, like for years Veterans issues not resolved perk up then quickly die. They aren't an Executive Branch created problems they're a Legislative Branches created problems. No matter they and the press, thus the people, keep blaming the single guy at the top.

Mostly quite the opposite under the previous Executive Administration, as same quickly jumped on board to rubber stamp everything dictated from them with them flags a wavin, freedom fries, magnetic ribbons, even lapel flag pins and all.

Rachel had a piece on last night addressing the Veterans issues, as those quickly faded from view and speak and in the House are sitting on Boehner's desk as the legislative clock runs out.

DeJa-Vu: Veterans Health Unaddressed, All Over Again

07/09/14 - Congress leaves veterans health unaddressed despite ample lip service

Rachel Maddow points out that for all the talk and flag-waving by politicians on supporting veterans, the House has still failed to pass the Senate’s bipartisan veterans health bill as a bill addressing veteran suicides is pending.

Then NPR has a good piece on one of the few still in Congress that gets it, not only related to Veterans issues but has been a strong advocate on throughout his tenure as an Elected Representative of the people.

"Bernie", A Veterans, People Represented, Senator. Not a 'Poser Patriot'!

Certainly not a 'Poser Patriot' loving them symbols, but not the laws represented by, nor them wealth enhancing 'free wars' then ignoring the many issues of the Veterans of during and after. And not like those who write legislation related to Veterans with no funding attached and if passed are used to attack the Veterans Administration personal for not implementing or causing costly problems that ripple out when they try!

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?
July 10, 2014 - "The cost of war is huge," he said recently during lunch at Henry's Diner in Burlington, Vt., where he rose to become an immensely popular mayor in the 1980s. "It's not just tanks and guns and planes. It's what happens to people's lives."

A few of those vets were having beers recently at the Veterans of Foreign Wars club room in Newport, and although everyone had a gripe about the VA's health care system, none of it was aimed at Sanders. Instead, people like Steve Brochu pointed to the bill Sanders crafted to fund more facilities and more doctors.

"I really believe that he cares a lot about us, even though he's never experienced what we've been through," Brochu said. "He cares and he listens."


"It's always amazing to me to go to a town meeting," Gutman said. "After two and a half hours, I think, 'It's enough already, Bernie.' He wants everybody to speak who wants to speak."

'That's My Job'  read more & listen in>>>

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: "If you can't afford to take care of your veterans, than don't go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them." February, 26th, 2014

How many actually pay attention to what is actually going on in the Government they pay for, like All that this Executive Branch has helped Gen Shinseki start addressing that was long ignored by those served, that's All Of You, and not just follow the constantly changing stupidity of the FOX type speak? How many actually listen in or watch Congressional Hearings? Take the oh so many that the House Veterans Affairs Committee holds, with Rep Miller the Majority leader in and working for good sound bites for the press, viewed and written. They're not the 'we're here to help you' hearings Congress should be holding, no matter what they say in opening statements, they're 'we're here to attack you' especially when those invited to testify are from the Agency.

Where is he getting the attack ammo, why from the politics within the agency brought into the jobs they're not performing as they should, add in possible greed to be made by those administrators within and there's plenty to be had. Even Veterans feed the wants depending on their politics, including in the hearings. As the Conservative main goal is to privatize all of government, then you'll see big budgets approved, for corporate profits off the peoples treasury. And as still government agencies, people still working within that will continue bearing the brunt of the attacks on as the private sector problems are brought into. As private controlled there will be no accountability with little oversite thus no wrong done by them, congress already does that with the private contractors being paid by us, under the bush they were no bid contracts for the war profit making machine.

Thought I'd share a letter I wrote to the White House, still haven't gotten a response back but didn't expect one what with all I'm sure they get, hoping though I'll get to see it take place before Obama leaves office:

Mr President,

Please don't allow Gen Shinseki to go out as the Conservatives who targeted him sought. I would hope that at some time before you leave office you include him in giving Honor to his Service,Country and Especially us Veterans and award him a 'Presidential Medal of Freedom'! If any deserve he certainly does! After all he accomplished and Finally started addressing while Secretary of the VA, and doing so with the full help of you, those close to you especially Michelle, the Cabinet when they could help, including the VP and his wife Jill. He couldn't have done it on his own and with the continued gross under funding, especially in these times of full congressional obstruction, without that help. Taking on not only the needs of today's young Veterans but addressing so many long ignored/denied existed issues of the previous decades and wars from!

I have a few posts someone can visit to get my meaning, keeping in mind I'm not a writer if you will:

'To Those 99% Served, 'Build the Veterans Administration Promised!!' '

'The Other Side, Reality, of the so called VA 'scandal' '

'Veterans Bill STILL In Negotiations?'

As I'm a forced into early retirement construction professional multi tradesman, during the total economic collapse. But also a proud member, non military injured, of the Veterans Community: USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71. I'm not the only one who feels that the Gen, Shinseki, was probably the Best VA Secretary of our lifetimes, as he recognized how antiquated and behind the VA has been and the Poser Patriotism of using us Veterans kept it that way. Along with much of the Government we expect and served to protect!

I hope that your designate, Robert A. McDonald, continues what the General finally started with your help and support. Hoping also that becauise he comes from the corporate world he doesn't try and seek more privatization, we don't serve the corporate world we serve the country and it's their responsibility that they haven't understood!!

Thank You, if you follow up with the Honor. Let him go out as he should, at the Top of our society!!!!!!

The links within go to my blog that I started more to archive, also to let off steam even though not a writer with occasional rants, all that was taking place related to not only the Veterans Administration but the Military personal and their Families from day one of this Administration. Especially when Gen Shinseki was appointed and he, with their help, started not only addressing but taking actions on long ignored issues. These have been posted on this site as well, with the expected not showing much traffic to or support of, Dems don't like to be told they haven't Sacrificed neither!
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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 07:41:02 AM PDT

  •  They 'war rubber stampers' (3+ / 0-)
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    Had been after Shinseki since he was appointed but especially affirmed, showing them just what they hadn't been doing for years, and with the help of this entire executive branch and it's cabinet. With the calls going out he should resign, they finally got him and some administrators in the agency were actually able to get that long sought trickle down in the form of bonuses by gaming the system and giving Miller and Burr what they needed and wanted!!!

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:01:39 AM PDT

  •  Also notice how... (3+ / 0-)
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    the GOP is suddenly concerned about the VA.  Would be nice to use this opportunity to enact whistleblower protection legislation now while the interest is there.

    The most un-convincable man is the one whose paycheck depends on remaining unconvinced. -- H. L. Mencken

    by kharma on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:24:33 AM PDT

  •  Boehner and Company (1+ / 0-)
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    Are a wishin and a hopin, on immigration, that the 'O' uses more 'Executive Privilege' so's they can add that to the tax payer paid lawsuit while boehner jumps to his tee times and the palin lovers can add for impeachment while she rakes in the grift!!

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:55:28 AM PDT

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