WATCH: Rachel Maddow’s Powerful Response To Republicans On VA Scandal

WATCH: Rachel Maddow’s Powerful Response To Republicans On VA Scandal

One of my soapbox issues is how poorly we treat our veterans. I saw it firsthand with my father and his generation – many were/are 100% disabled and couldn’t get shit for treatment. What’s going on with the VA today is nothing new. It’s been happening for years. We fund wars and underfund veterans’ care.

Bit of a long piece, but Rachel Maddow does a good analysis of why the VA is where it is right now, and why firing Shinseki won’t change anything. Take her or leave her (I don’t like her smug attitude on most of her pieces), but if we are going to send men and women to get injured we should pay for their care.

War budgets should be simple. For every dollar spent on the war effort we should be required to sock away $2 in a veterans fund.

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