Veterans, for the most part, aren't 'fighting the VA' they're fighting the People Served and those hired to Represent them! As to the Veterans community they too are now civilians being served by the present generations of Military personal and the families of. Many continue the home front battles, their own, for their brothers and sisters joining the ranks of, many join the ideologies that create the, oft repeated, media hyped 'scandals' bringing politics past the entrances of the VA facilities!
Poser patriotic symbols, words, actions are cheap and easy, only small inconveniences with the needed flag waving for most of the served. Occasional patch work legislation, unfunded, serves to maintain the employee's, direct representatives and controlling the purse strings of those served, of the served jobs, with, patriotic, praise for them. Much cheaper to continue blocking, decades now and wars from, needed budgets to build the promised, and responsibilities of those served, and to maintain and update correctly, need those media hyped 'scandals', thus saving funds. Much easier to lay blame on the employee's of the, people served, Veterans Affairs Agency for the costly problems created, thus easier to argue to privatize for corporate profit, like much of the Military now, then.
"A lot of the guys need to start talking up about it, or Congress is just going to keep shoveling dirt over the top of it and not do anything about it," said Jaye.
In another election year, for those jobs working for the people served, conservatives, and most of the rest, run once again on long established ideology, especially for the top job and 'Commander in Chief' position: 2 Aug 2015 - 'I fight like hell to pay as little as possible': Donald Trump says he avoids all the tax he can.
17 February 2016 - Losing a leg in Afghanistan was not about to stop Kevin Jaye from marrying Lauren Belliotti last August. But another wound cast a cloud of doubt over their vows.
"I am looking forward to every day I have with you, watching us grow from just the two of us to the family we've always dreamed of," Belliotti said on their wedding day.
But the roadside bomb that took Jaye's leg also blew away one of his testicles and damaged the other. So they went to see Dr. Jason Bromer of the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic outside of Washington.
"He does still make some testosterone and he does still make some sperm, but far less than the average and not enough for them to be able to conceive naturally," Dr. Bromer explained. read more>>>
Why are the brothers, so many have passed away from,still fighting the battles over Agent Orange and other defoliants used, much finally addressed, with no extra funding, by the Obama Administration and Cabinet of starting under Sec. Shinseki and thankfully continuing under Sec. MacDonald? When was the last time those served, and their representatives addressed the Desert Storm Veterans Guld War Syndrome, so quickly ignored, and denied existence of, as soon as symptoms started for those who returned from, also started being addressed by this Administration, with no extra funding? And as to the recent invasions and long occupations, after so quickly abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11, we have what's being called the 'Agent Orange' scandals of Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts:
16 February 2016 - “The Burn Pits” reveals how a Dick Cheney-connected company got rich while U.S. soldiers got poisoned read the rest>>>
There are so many others, issues ignored or out right denied, as those served refuse to Sacrifice while demanding the few who serve them, and the families of, do!!