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How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: troops, veterans, ethics, crime, healthcare, caring for veterans, privatizing care for veterans, corporate greed, usa, politics )

- 934 days ago -
New schemes are seeking to use veterans for corporate interests and dismantle the VA system in the name of privatized profits.


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Animae C (507)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 4:21 pm
Privatization destroys lives!!!
It must be stopped!!!

TY Cal

Freya H (345)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 4:38 pm
All too true! Today I was at a Meetup, and the subject of military service came up. One of my acquaintances said that yes indeed our military personnel are, for the most part, used rather than deployed reasonably. And then they come home to a nation that doesn't give a rat's arse. We fight these protracted wars for the benefit of defense contractors and their insatiable greed. Wasn't that the state of affairs in "1984"?

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 5:47 pm
"I didn't serve, I was used." said by a Veteran. Sums it up accurately. We have a shameful mess in this Country that the 1% are joyfully keepin - it works for them - and their sons and daughters will never see a battlefield, go without a meal, nor have to worry about where they will lay down to rest at night.

pam w (139)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 6:57 pm

Winn A (179)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 9:14 pm
:-( Shameful

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday August 28, 2016, 9:26 pm

Noted...Vetrerans or returned soldiers as known here, get a very raw deal from governments who are happy to send them to do their bidding but when they return and cannot cope they are left floundering with no help and as a result a lot of them commit suicide. It's time they were thanked better.

❤️Thanking you kindly Cal for sharing this information ❤️

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Brenda P (125)
Monday August 29, 2016, 1:14 am
So sad!!!!!!!!!

Beryl L (78)
Monday August 29, 2016, 1:52 am
it is more infuriating that anyone, let alone the disgustingly "rich" Koch Brothers profit from war, human suffering, and bravery.

Beryl L (78)
Monday August 29, 2016, 1:59 am
Veterans of all wars should be treated with respect. It's such a shame than living on a fixed income means living in poverty is acceptable.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday August 29, 2016, 2:23 am
Very sad.

Marianne R (94)
Monday August 29, 2016, 6:29 am
Noted sadly

Hugh Smith (112)
Monday August 29, 2016, 8:25 am
Its such a sad situation these great men and women keep us safe and when their usefulness is over they get tossed aside , its really shocking.

Scott S (14)
Monday August 29, 2016, 8:46 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday August 29, 2016, 11:31 am
Noted, Thanks

Janet B (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 1:06 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 29, 2016, 1:59 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Present-day wars are a scam. From the beginning, after 9/11, all that was really needed was a 'precision team' to go to Afghanistan to find bin Laden, who we were told was the mastermind although the majority of the 20 on those planes were from Saudi Arabia.
The 'No-Bid-Cost-Plus" contracts awarded to all the private corporations involved in the wars should have been a BIG clue to what was really going on back then.
But, since all this was allowed to happen, with nods from our complicit Congress, the wars expanded and continue. Does make me absolutely sick!
Then, to not take proper care of our returning soldiers was just the icing on the cake. And, as the article states, there is still an ongoing investigation by the Senate Finance Committee about the "improper relation" between Big Pharma and the pain foundation.
What a truly ugly and disgusting state of circumstances!

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 29, 2016, 2:43 pm
I agree with Freya's and Dandelion's comment. Thanks for sharing.

margaret cochran (41)
Monday August 29, 2016, 5:05 pm

Lenore K (0)
Monday August 29, 2016, 6:56 pm

Edith B (146)
Monday August 29, 2016, 9:29 pm
Thanks for posting this important information, I am sharing it widely with my friends who are vets. It appears to me that privatization of any government entity is done simply for profit for some government crony.

Colleen L (3)
Monday August 29, 2016, 11:54 pm
So sad. I too agree with Dandelion's comment. Thanks Cal

MmAway M (522)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 12:08 am
Oh dear Cal...

So sadly noted!

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 12:42 am
Thank you

Paola S (10)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 5:58 am
Thank you fo sharing

Marianne R (94)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 7:15 am

Roberto MARINI (88)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 8:02 am
It is sad this story about veterans

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 1:04 pm
As per Lois' comment, I suggest a reading of "Drift, The Unmooring of American Military Power," by Rachel Maddow, as a full bore education about just how bogus our present-day wars are! And what they have cost us in societal damage.
Then, going back to G.W. Bush's phenomenally imbecilic capacity to call veterans "Beggars" one can see where the mistreatment of those who the Pentagon likes to call "Heros," when the Pentagon wants more money for the creation of more veterans, might have began.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 1:37 pm

Anne F (17)
Monday September 5, 2016, 3:40 pm
Yes, we need a better VA, but contracting out is not the answer.
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