This is a really bad idea on so many levels that I almost don’t know where to begin. So let’s start with this news broadcast:
News article link: http://on.msnbc.com/1G3ZRmq
Now here is the nastiest four letter word I have ever heard: “Koch” as in the Koch Brothers. In that news article you saw their involvement in this push into the far Right’s “Twilight Zone” Privatizing the VA.
Look up other articles such as “The Koch Brothers Fracking of America”. Now they want to Frack the VA!!!!! They have turned Natural Gas into fertilizer so now they want to turn the VA into another type of manure.
As Veterans we have all heard all our gripes about the VA. Vets love to gripe. In reality the positives of the VA are many more than any negatives. Can you imagine what kind of wrath would come out of us with the private sector. Can you see some grumpy old vets spending hours sitting in an Emergency Room at your local hospital. The doctors and nurses would go screaming into the hills.
Here is a huge positive and I can’t stress this enough.
What is the most important reason to spend time at the VA?
It is the other vets that we spend time with there!!!
Especially spending time with the old guys, like me! We have learned all the Ins and Outs of getting the best out of the VA and dealing with Pain, PTSD, TBI, Diabetes, Dental to Mental, and so much more.
This is a Knowledge based Archive of such massive proportions that we would lose if the Kochs and their Political Puppets get their way.
Here is another thing that it would be horrible to lose:
The VA is the World Leader in the research of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Agent Orange and due to AO – Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and this horrible list of Agent Orange caused diseases:
- AL Amyloidosis. …
- Chronic B-cell Leukemias. …
- Chloracne (or similar acneform disease) …
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. …
- Hodgkin’s Disease. …
- Ischemic Heart Disease. …
- Multiple Myeloma. …
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
This is because the VA has had so many years of learning through the hundreds of thousands of vets that walk through their doors.
Now how is Private Medicine ever going to catch up to all this? No way in Hell!!!!!
There are many more reasons that this is the worst idea in the history Greed and Fracking but isn’t this enough????
I want your input and your help in the petition that myself and some others are putting together.