Yes, we object!!!  

Posted by Linda Keilbart Scanlan in , ,

Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540 million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries to military personnel received during their tours on active duty.

The President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the opposition to his proposal.

"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained..

"Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute!

"I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country," Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

Listed by Ellen Palmer on the military 9/12 posting

Okay Mr. Obama....this is the reality of the situation. Yes we are volunteers. We love our country so deeply and believe in it's Spiritual roots, that we are willing to serve God and country by "defending her still today" (Lee Greenwood, 'Proud to be An American') As such, this Nation which we love dearly, should be showing its appreciation by taking care of those who do return with their life!

Some of those lives you wouldn't deem worthy to save, but it is to them that we owe our devotion and defense. They are the ones, including their families, who have sacrificed far more than you have. Helping them adjust to their new lives as war veterans is the very least we owe them.

Health Care, Disability pay, and various forms of therapy are the very least we owe them. They have born the burden that others have shrunk from. They have drank a bitter cup and done it for the preservation of the American way of life. They are our Heroes.

Mr. Obama YOU have in 1/2 a year made every attempt to take the spot light off of our veterans. You have called then terrorist, people to watch, in case of a division int his country. There will be a division in this country and those veterans will be the first to volunteer again to preserve this land which God has blessed.

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