Military Vets are having difficulty obtaining compensation for service connected injuries. But I suppose this depends on your rank and status. There are higher ups, from Lt. Colonels to Generals, who are abusing the VA system, and using internal connections to steal money from the VA. One article denoted how a retired Marine Corps Pilot used internal family connections within the VA administration to receive 100% percent disability checks (about $2,600 a month tax free) for a 15% percent reduction in hearing. Give me a freaking break! First of all, the VA doesn't compensate for hearing loss; if so, then they'd better start paying up with me. Based on the VA scheduled disabilities and ratings chart, tou get nothing for hearing reduction unless totally lost.
There are thousands of soldiers who have been maimed from combat, from the Vietnam era, to present day, who are fighting for their compensation; some are missing legs, some have holes in their heads, and some have permanent colostomies. They should not have to wait a single day to receive compensation, yet the VA continues to play delay tactics. The Media, such as Fox news, accused homeless Vets of being homeless because of drug addiction. These guys lost their families, their homes, and their dignity, and all because they counted on their government to abide by the simple agreement that once you are as American soldier, you are one for life, and that they would take care of you after your term of service. THAT is the largest BS lie that anyone could ever believe. Sure, eventually over time, they will pay you money, but only after suffering from starvation, losing your home, your dignity, and maybe even your health.
I'm so amazed at how Republicans, and even Democrats, praise our troops for their service, but curse them to their very backs after their service has ended. Some of them believe that because we are a volunteer force, per their view, Vets shouldn't expect anything in return for their injuries. Well, I’ve never heard of a soldier serving as a riflemen for free. There's nothing wrong with expecting compensation and benefits in return; it's not as though we're asking for billions of dollars, like the Big Oil companies, despite their record breaking profits. Oh, but Big Oil would be the first to request Washington to deploy troops to protect oil fields in Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other third world countries. That’s right folks, the U.S. military is being used to protect American businesses abroad, in conjunction with protecting our national security.
You guys want to know the real reason why they send young and old troops overseas. I'll tell you. It's not just to protect our National security. The real reason why we have bases established all over Europe and Asia, is to protect our American businesses abroad. South Korea is loaded with American businesses such as Michelin, Reebok, Nike, Levis, etc. We're there so that American cooperation's can make money from cheap labor, making products sold at American prices. THAT is capitalism at large; exploiting third world labor to save money on business costs, in order to increase their "bottom line", even if that means screwing the American worker!
Funny, but I thought the government was supposed to represent the MAJORITY of the American public, and not just the stock owners, or head CEO's. I'm growing ever so disgusted with our Country. I hate to say this, but America is long overdue a Revolution. Our government has lost its true purpose.