April 12th, 2011 20:32 EST
Vietnam Veterans New Welcome Home
This is a very obvious campaign strategy for the politicians. All politicians.
Did you know that hundreds of thousands of Vietnam Veterans did not make the big welcome home parade because they are homeless? Some because they are broke waiting for the VA to make a decision on their claim? I have been helping veterans in my vicinity for the past twenty years. I do not get paid for it and often times I have problems with my wife because I give from my own pocket. The incompetency of the VA is so far gone that there is nothing that can be done. The attitude of the VA employees is horrible because from day one they have had to lie to the veterans.
I am sure that you have on occasion a veteran getting his compensation thirty years down the line. The DAV or VVA or TX Vet commission makes a big deal like they won something. The reality is they did not do the job right the first time. You want to hear something really strange?
All of our congressmen and senators know this abuse goes on. I am going to paste a little something from our very own Supreme Court Justice John Roberts:
Justice John G. Roberts
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543
Dear Justice Roberts
Some Veterans Given Runaround at BVA and CAVC
In a recent oral argument at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts expressed shock at the government`s admission that in litigating with veterans about their benefits, VA routinely takes a position that is unjustified. In other words, the government sometimes makes veterans jump through unnecessary hoops to obtain benefits to which they are entitled by virtue of their service. The exchange between the Chief Justice and the government lawyer is remarkable:
Chief Justice Roberts: Well, that`s really startling, isn`t it? In litigating with veterans, the government more often than not takes a position that is substantially unjustified?
You can Google the statement and find it is absolutely true.
Is it not also strange that the justice did not call more attention to the abuse?
I am not interested in a Vietnam Veterans welcome home parade, I think taking care of our current Gulf war, Iraq Afghanistan would more than make up for a silly welcome parade.
How do you pay me for the years on the streets?
My inability to hold a job due to the PTSD?
My inability to sustain my family due to the depression. Taking my children to hospitals for the indigent when they were sick?
The humiliation year after year of being denied benefits, the ones our Chief justice is startled by?
I did not attend this circus and I will never attend one.