I read an article today in which it is reported that the American Legion is in the process of challenging the Obama Administration's plan to require that military members injured in the line of duty have their medical expenses paid by their private medical plan. Instead of me ranting about how unjust, classless, cowardly, and underhanded this is, I'll just link the article and let you read it for yourselves. OK, I'm going to rant.
This is a little bit past giving the Prime Minister of England a set of Wal-Mart DVDs or having the Secretary of State rip off an office supply commercial in a weak attempt to ingratiate herself to the Russians and even screwing that up. This is nothing short of stabbing everyone in the back who has ever served in uniform and fought for their country. The military has had a sacred pact with its government that it wouldn't ask military members to risk their lives protecting their country without assuring them that if they are injured or killed, they and their families will be taken care of. That's a small price to pay for the sacrifice of our military and their families.
Now to try to slip into the budget this measure that will result in at most $540 million in savings is an atrocity. Isn't it strange that Obama is willing to front about $600 billion to get universal health started, with an eventual price tag of over a $1 trillion, but wants to abandon those military members injured in the line of duty for what amounts to budgetary pocket change?
I'm not done with this yet. I'm going to research it more and post again on it later. This is despicable behavior for the commander-in-chief to exhibit to the troops. Is it any wonder they don't trust him and their response to him is "tepid" according to CNN.
Can we question their patriotism yet?