By John W. Lillpop
President Obama continues to provide a "shock and awe" assault on everyday common sense with his seemingly endless stream of proposals that advance incredibly arrogant, illogical and foolish ideas.
The latest shock concerns the proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for treating disabled veterans.
As reported, in part, at Yahoonews:
"The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is 'deeply disappointed and concerned' after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
'It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan,'said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. 'He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it.' "
With this sort of insanity making news on an almost daily basis, reasonable leaders of the Democrat party, if there are any, need to visit the Oval Office and remind Obama that disabled veterans are American heroes, and the very essence of patriotism and sacrifice.
Without contributions made by war veterans, America's freedom and liberty would be very much in doubt.
President Obama needs to know that the very last thing that he should advocate is a policy that would pile additional burden on the backs of the men and women whom have served in harm's way to defend our great nation.
Everyone realizes that difficult choices must be made in perilous times. Pain will be necessary, but why in the hell would the president go after the most noble and worthy citizens in our midst?
Rather than punishing stalwart citizens who have defended America during time of war, Obama should "go after" the hundreds of billions of taxpayers dollars that are wasted on providing public services to invading illegal aliens who have no business even being in America.
Even lifelong liberals should be capable of seeing the wrong in dumping disabled war veterans while embracing illegal aliens!