Who actually thinks that number is correct? Who thinks it is just a number and don’t care?
When a celebrity takes their life or just dies it is all over the news and made a big deal of.
I just don’t understand why we praise people for making millions of dollars and we treat them like they are gods! I am talking about any actor, actress, football, baseball, and hockey anything. Yet we turn our backs on the ones who gave us the freedom to do pretty much as we please. We take everything for granted. The ones who give us everything we expect them to drop through hoops on fire to get something we promised them. Something they earned! Make it easy to get treatment? Hell no we can’t allow that, we need to make them earn it even more.
There is a new Secretary in charge of the VA system, let’s see if he actually does anything…..Here is an Idea for you Mr. Robert A McDonald, go to the VAMC as a john doe plain veteran and try and get treatment. I bet you will see how much of a pain in the ass it is to get an appt.
Why is it the senate and house of rep, president, etc can go to Bethesda Medical Center? Not even 1% of them are veterans or active duty military and deserve to go there. I bet when they call they get an appt right away, they don’t have to wait 30 plus days to be seen. Even the common citizen does not have to wait that long to be seen by the doctor. Hell people that never worked a day in their life don’t have to wait that long.
Yet one president made an oath at one time
“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.”
With the words, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan,” President Lincoln affirmed the government’s obligation to care for those injured during the war and to provide for the families of those who perished on the battlefield.
They have this plaque outside the headquarters for the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs. Maybe they need to read that each day they walk through any federal building in DC or any federal building. Because it seems like they totally have forgotten about this oath to the Veteran. Why not just take it down and melt the plaques it might be worth more that way. Because right now it means shit to the veteran.
We spend money to bail out some big ass companies so they can take their operations overseas!
We spend money and send it to “third world” countries.
We send relief aid to other countries which means more spending
We let our president go on god knows how many vacations a year spending millions for security and such.
Yet we can’t keep a dam promise to the people who gave up so much many gave up their lives for our FREEDOM!!!
Why is this?
Why the hell do we do this to our own people who have given so much.
We give money to drugies for welfair.
We give 3 warm meals, a cot to people who broke the law.
Yet we can’t make sure our Veterans are taken care of.
Stop blaming this and that party fault.
Or it is that persons fault.
STAND the hell up and scream at the top of your lungs!
SCREAM that you want the veterans taken care of FIRST!, before the prisoners, before the welfare, before the rich, before congress before anyone else.
Most people will say they care but let me help you out. Words don’t mean JACK SHIT to me anymore. SHOW ME!! Actions speak louder than words ever can.
I am just sick of people saying they support veterans yet they don’t do anything to help them. I walk with Hero and his vest says disabled veteran on it. You know how many people come up and thank me? Since I got the vest about 3months ago I will say I have had maybe if I am lucky 5 people say thank you to me.
Most other just stares and look at Hero or call attention to him. It makes me so sick when people do that yet they can’t take the time to say thank you. I dare the next person to point out Hero to a bunch of people. You wait and see what I do to them.
I am one pissed off Veteran right now. Sick of people of nothing but talk! Sick and tired of people take things for granted. Sick and tired of slackers.
I am going to start calling people out on their bullshit. I don’t care who’s feelings I hurt or what happens to me. So I dare someone tell me they support veterans….congrats those are just words anyone can speak. SHOW ME!!! Oh you wear red on Fridays…what does that do? You thank a veteran or what not! WHAT DOES THAT DO??? Not a dam thing. Show me you support us. Show me you are tired of veterans being treated worse than 3rd world countries. What are you going to do TODAY to show your support? What will you do TOMORROW? What will you do next week, next month so on and so on.
I go through hell every day because I LOVE my country that I put my life on the line. Only something like 5% of Americans does that. The other 95% needs to stand the heck up and support us.
Show me you care about the 22plus veterans that take their own life every day.
Where were you when I was lying on a battlefield bleeding with no help around? In your nice comfy bed? Out on the town having fun? Kissing your child goodnight?
Where were you when I held my best friend as he took his last breath? At the movies? Playing golf? Watching TV?
Where were you when bullets were flying all around? At a steakhouse? Playing with your kids? Showing off your new car?
Where were you when I was laying in the sand no sleep for days on end trying to get 1 hour of sleep before the next mission? Having a drink? Fooling around with your significant other? Crying over spilled milk?
SHOW ME THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT FOR NOTHING
SHOW ME THAT YOU CARE!
SHOW ME THAT I AM NOT SOMEONE THAT DOES NOT MATTER!
SHOW ME SUPPORT!
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON MY COUNTRY
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON MY BATTLE WITH PTSD
I WILL KEEP FIGHTING TILL THE BITTER END!
THE QUESTION IS WHO WILL BE THERE WITH ME? WHO WILL STAND BY ME DURING THE BATTLES?