America does a great job (in recent decades) of paying proper lip service to veterans and active service members. However, on an institutional level, the vast United States bureaucracy fails continually in their failed efforts to provide a basic level of care for our warriors.
Now, as Americans still endure the bureaucratic nightmare, the VA has reached out to veterans who are still very much alive to deny them benefits because, according to the bureaucracy, these veterans are “dead.”
The Veterans Administration (VA) has been under fire for years as horror stories have emerged about the horrendously long wait times for basic medical care and the mishandling of benefits.
Despite the complete incapability of the federal government to provide basic medical care for our veterans, the Obama Administration and many Democrats still labor under the belief that the federal government that cannot handle a fraction of the population’s medical care should be entrusted with the entirety of the population’s medical care.
Further, veterans have come under fire by the Obama Administration who abhors the Second Amendment. Veterans who receive their benefits from a third party- a handler of their finances- are currently being stripped of their Second Amendment rights to firearm ownership as the Obama Administration claims that such benefits indicate a mental impairment that precludes these veterans from enjoying the fundamental freedoms for which they fought.
U.S. Rep. David Jolly, a Florida representative, claims that over the past 18 months, he has had to repeatedly tangle with the VA over benefits that were being denied to veterans who, though alive, had been declared dead by the VA.
“It’s a very serious matter,” said Jolly. “How many cases are there nationwide?”
When checks stop being deposited into the accounts of veterans and their families, the veterans investigate and are told that “you’re dead.” The fact that a live person is on the phone with the VA representative apparently does little to clear the matter up as in a bureaucracy, paperwork, not commonsense, appears to be the ultimate factor.
While this is being cleared-up on a case-by-case basis, the situation begs the question, “How many veterans are being burdened by this bureaucratic snafu that has been happening over and over again?
In conjunction with the years of atrocious horror stories to emerge from the VA, it’s amazing that any Americans can still place any trust in the value of such a bloated bureaucracy as the United States government.
Still, liberalism, inexplicably, persists…