Is Military Service Not Significant?
From: Dan J. Taylor
THE ARROGANCE OF OUR PRESIDENT – THE MILITARY SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.
Just in case you may have not heard what Obama said about military injuries obtained in wartime, let me refresh your memories.
THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENT EVER MADE BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL LET ALONE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO REQUIRE THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.
Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal. “Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained. “Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn’t compute..” “I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, “Obama continued “I wasn’t asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”
Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their families whom you know. How in the world did a person with this mindset become our leader?
REMEMBER THIS STATEMENT…
“Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?” If he thinks he will ever get another vote from an Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard service member or veteran of a military service he ought to think it over.. If you or a family member is or has served their country please pass this to them.
Folks, when I read Pres. Obama’s callous remark, my thoughts are transported back to Pres. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address: March 4,
1865 where he said; “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gave us to see the right, let us strive on
to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE AND FOR HIS WIDOW AND HIS ORPHANS,,,.”