Barack Obama hates US solders!
Bush was bad but he was an angel compared to the Obamanation
The head of the nation's largest veterans organization left a White House meeting with President Obama visibly angered at the Administration's plan to charge veterans for care of their service-related injuries at VA hospitals. American Legion Commander David K. Rehbein met with the president, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki yesterday to discuss the group's objections to the plan, which the Obama Administration quietly admitted is under consideration last week. Rehbein said that he and the American Legion were, "extremely disappointed and concerned," that the Administration is considering the move and appears to be ready to pursue the change in policy.
Testifying before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week, Shinseki acknowledged that the White House was considering charging veterans through their private insurance for service-related treatments, for the first time exposing wounded soldiers to co-pays and deductibles for care of their war wounds. The idea is intended to raise revenue as part of the Administration's $3.6 trillion budget. Currently, veterans only pay for treatment of injuries and ailments not a result of their military service. The admission has been met with bipartisan derision on Capitol Hill, and has raised the ire of veterans organizations. Rehbein said that the American Legion was committed to fighting the plan.
"It became apparent during our discussion today that the president intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan. This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the [VA's] mandate 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle'...The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique needs of America's veterans!"
Representatives of ten other veterans organizations joined the American Legion in addressing an official letter of protest to the Administration over the plan earlier this month, denouncing it in strong terms. The groups said they were sensitive to the nation's economic problems, but added, "placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."
Based on the comments of Senators at last week's hearings, there appears to be little chance that the Administration will be successful in implementing the change in the way veterans are billed for their care. But the fact that the Administration stood by the idea in its meeting with veterans groups is troubling. It indicates a callous disregard for the nations's responsibility to care for its wounded service members, in stark contrast to President Obama's campaign rhetoric in which he pledged to "restore America's sacred trust with our veterans," by "fully funding" the VA. Ultimately, the idea will likely be scrapped quietly. The damage it has done to the Obama Admninistration's relationship with veterans groups, however, could be more permanent.
Barack Obama hates USA!
Racist Sotomayor 'La Raza member' nominee to the Supreme Court
Barack Obama has picked a radical for his nominee to the Supreme Court. If her own statements are not enough to convince you of her racist attitude, perhaps the fact she belongs to an anti-white extremist group known as La Raza will.
As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a "racist," Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that's promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police.
According the American Bar Association, Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR, which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.
Meaning "the Race," La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America.
Over the past two days, Sotomayor has been heavily criticized for her racially charged statement: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
The remark was actually made during a 2001 speech at the University of California's Berkeley School of Law. The lecture was published the following year in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.
As WND previously reported, La Raza was condemned in 2007 by former U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., as a radical "pro-illegal immigration lobbying organization that supports racist groups calling for the secession of the western United States as a Hispanic-only homeland."
Norwood urged La Raza to renounce its support of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan — which sees "the Race" as part of an ethnic group that one day will reclaim Aztlan, the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs. In Chicano folklore, Aztlan includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.
If the Senate does not question her on her membership to a radical organization advocating racism, there will be a major outcry. Republicans better step up and grill this women before handing her one of the most important positions of power in the U.S.
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