Today is the day that the government has set aside for the recognition and remembrance of our veterans and their contributions to this country.
A day that I usually go on my rants about the treatment of our veterans and this year will be NO different.
This country owes a debt that cannot be paid to our veterans…..mainly because of the moronic belief that the government owes these people very little for their service. Think I am wrong? Then look at Congress and the inactivity there is on veterans issues and the budget cuts to the VA….just to mention a couple of the cowardly moves by politicians.
Veterans make great props for their re-elections, a good photo ops and great slogans but that is as far as they will go to see that veterans are cared for in an appropriate manner.
This country calls out and our people volunteer to go and fight for this country and when they return they get….SQUAT!
The ones that are wounded have to depend on begging the citizenry for money to help make them whole again. These are wonderful organizations that do great work…..my point is that vets should NOT need to beg for the help they need and the people should get off their lazy asses and demand that the veterans get everything they need to recovery from their injuries…..FREE!
Look at the latest conflict….the righteous war against the barbaric ISIS……just the money alone……
Ongoing operations in Iraq and Syria to confront the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State cost an estimated $7 million to $10 million per day, the Department of Defense said
An analysis of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a “lower-intensity air campaign” would cost between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion a year, a “higher intensity air campaign” would cost $4.2 billion to $6.8 billion, while an all-out “boots on the ground” campaign would cost $13 billion to $22 billion.
That amount of budgetary cash would treat how many veterans?
The American government treats troops like tools……good until it breaks then you discard and get some new tools…….these tools are our sons and daughters, fathers and mother, brothers and sisters….they deserve better than this country seems willing to give.
It is Veterans Day….take some time to remember all those that never return home…..and the ones that return with debilitating injuries……..then take a moment and ask yourself if you truly support our troops or if it is all just a way to soothe your conscience.
Supporting that troops is more than a bumper sticker or a flag or kind words…….these brave people did what you wanted of them….now it is time that YOU do what is needed to truly support them.