Obama’s Army Boosts Benefits for Gays, Cuts Funds for Wounded Vets

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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In the new culture war that the military has been retasked to fight, gay marriage is a much higher priority than wounded veterans. As Allen West points out, Obama Inc is cutting budgets for wounded veterans while putting its money into promoting gay marriage.

Over the past two days there has been an interesting paradox emanating from the Pentagon, which no one is paying attention to. It seems that next month the US Military is opening up benefits and post housing privileges to same-sex couples. And those in same-sex relationships who are not married are being granted leave to travel to states where same-sex marriage is allowed, in order to get married and qualify to receive these benefits and privileges. On the other hand, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) where our wounded warriors are assigned to recover from their horrific injuries, just announced deep budget cuts

To sharpen this point, let’s take a look at the horrific treatment of wounded vets under Obama.

The ranks of veterans waiting more than a year for their benefits grew from 11,000 in 2009, the first year of Obama’s presidency, to 245,000 in December — an increase of more than 2,000 percent.

Veterans filing their first claim, including those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, wait nearly two months longer, between 316 and 327 days. Those filing for the first time in America’s major population centers might wait up to twice as long — 642 days in New York, 619 days in Los Angeles and 289 days in San Diego.

Obama’s minions have eliminated breakfasts for US soldiers in Afghanistan. And his Center for American Progress idea factory funded by his left wing billionaire donors, some of whom also helped cause the financial crisis that brought him to power, has succeeded in its push to cut health benefits for veterans.

As part of the ax, enrollees will see a 400 percent health care premium increase over the next five years leading to hundreds or thousands more in expenses for veterans who are already facing a bad economy. Veterans on a fixed income with medical problems will face the worst of it at the hands of a government that has made it clear that it doesn’t care what happens to them.

Older veterans will face an enrollment fee.  Also included is a doubling of the co-pay on prescription drugs at pharmacies and a tripling of the co-pay for mail order medication.

If only they needed something important, like gay marriage, instead of heart pills. Something that Obama Inc’s leftist thugs genuinely cared about.

Back in 2011, I wrote,

To the politicians, the military must represent their ideals. And so the military has become the peace corps, the tolerance corps and eventually nothing but a series of defense contracts for Green energy and Global Warming defense. Give this bunch in charge another few years and the key national security objective will be defined as fighting Global Warming and the army will be recruiting environmentalists to promote sustainable living in Afghanistan.

The mandate that every civic institution has to reflect the multicultural politics of the liberal elites reflects their determination to impose their vision on the country by hijacking its institutions. And every institution touched by their vision has become functionally useless, incapable of performing even their simplest tasks, but always needing more money. America’s great cities have become sinkholes. The Postal Service is on the verge of extinction. And now it’s the military’s turn.

Such dramatic overhauls of the military usually take place because it is culturally out of step with the government. Would be tyrants, such as Turkey’s Erdogan, go after the military because it represents a barrier to absolute power.

The Democrats may not have anything as ambitious in mind, but they are determined to bring it culturally into line with their agenda. And that will destroy the military as anything other than a politically correct corps that will occasionally show up for UN peacekeeping missions.

  • Toni_Pereira

    Thirty years ago, i would thought this came out from the Monty Python flying circus…

    • Well Done

      When comedy proves prophecy we are truly living in dangerous times.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Marriage benefits were originally justified by creating incentives for couples to set up homes for children, allowed one partner to work while the other raised the children.

    Same sex couples deserve “benefits” because of what?

    Ahh, social justice strikes again.

  • Solo712

    It appears the US military will soon have neither the resources nor capacity to fight anyone or anything except homophobia and sexual harrassment.

  • Veracious_one

    Obamas hatred for the military is becoming legendary…

    • truebearing

      It won’t be long before he requires them to bend over instead of salute. He really isn’t hiding who he is.
      Michelle is the ultimate “beard.”
      Have I mentioned I despise Obama? I didn’t think so…..

  • pennant8

    As the saying goes “little things mean a lot.” An accumulation of little things very much means a lot. Little things like the half-hearted salute Obama returns to the military personnel when boards or exits his aircraft, that is when he feels like returning it at all. The cutbacks in veterans services, the grounding of the Thunerbirds and Blue Angles. Good grief, what a shallow Commander in Chief.

    • truebearing

      Shallow? It’s a lot worse than that. More like deeply evil.

  • truebearing

    No surprise here. Call it the “Sinclair Doctrine.”
    Obama is pathologically loyal to his own tendencies/ideologies. Nothing appeals to him more than his identification with homosexuals…..unless it is his tether to Islam. No true conflict there.
    Evil is as evil does.

  • truebearing

    Instead of M-16s, Obama has made butt plugs standard issue. It’s a sentimental thing for him.

    • Judy Eaton

      LOL

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  • Larry Eaton

    This is what can happen with a pro-active group gets in control. It is demoralizing and pathetic.

    • Dis

      Nice euphemism, very PC. That failure to call a thing what it is led to this. Congratulations on your sensitivity training.

  • bjf555

    Wow – to couple the topics of same sex marriage benefits for the LGBT and cuts to wounded vets, can only come from some conservative Right Wing maybe Christian Lunatic group. And, then these comments from weak minded puppets who fall for the bait. So sad…

  • Rational74

    People in the military are allowed to take leave to get married. Heterosexual couples do it all the time. But since homosexuals want equal treatment people get their panties in a wad. They are allowed to take leave too.

  • ROFLMAOAY

    Fuck the military! They’ve done nothing to protect our freedoms since WWII. They are nothing more than the mindless, drone workforce of the 1% and the military industrial complex.

    Participants in the Special Olympics deserve more credit and appreciation than any current military personnel.