Veterans Day 2015 #1

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.

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8 thoughts on “Veterans Day 2015 #1

  1. Fuxk. My fat finger foured instead of fived. 100% agree. People served so we have what we have and the way we treat them is so unacceptable. Again and you will see me comment, “shame on us.”

  2. While I respect and appreciate the veterans who fought in our country’s defense, including my father in WWII, I must comment briefly on most of our recent ‘wars’, especially this latest effort against ISIS. Since it has been proven that our own CIA manipulations were the direct cause for the rise of ISIS, and, we continue to arm them, I don’t understand why anyone would believe that sending our troops to fight them is anything other than a political ploy, made at the behest of those who control the politicians, i.e. the banks. THEY are currently having an internecine struggle to see which group of corporations will control the future; the entire Middle East struggle is a set up scenario, to distract the public from the actual truth, which is that the US has not engaged in a Constitutionally legal military action since BEFORE the Korean War, which was ALSO not a war of liberation, but, of ideology of purpose.

    Every veteran of this country, in my opinion, should be just about ready to join in putting the bankers in their place, which is properly in a graveyard, right beside the arms dealers. the preachers. and the fucking asshole politicians who don’t give a shit about anything but lining their own pockets…

    There. there’s a Vet’s Day rant….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. Reblogged this on My Corner to Vent II and commented:
    I was going to write something similar to this but I doubt I would do any better. I would like to add that we indeed should give our thanks to those who went out and did a job that most would not (some of whom were not not given the choice in the matter).

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