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Obama’s Army Boosts Benefits for Gays, Cuts Funds for Wounded Vets
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 16, 2013 @ 7:22 pm In The Point | 17 Comments
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.
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.
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