The Shameful Treatment of American Veterans

llegal aliens have it better.

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Michelle Malkin

A government that fails to secure its borders is guilty of dereliction of duty. A government that fails to care for our men and women on the front lines is guilty of malpractice. A government that puts the needs of illegal aliens above U.S. veterans for political gain should be prosecuted for criminal neglect bordering on treason.

Compare, contrast, and weep:

In Sacramento, Calif., lawmakers are moving forward with a budget-busting plan to extend government-funded health insurance to at least 1.5 million illegal aliens.

In Los Angeles, federal bureaucrats callously canceled an estimated 40,000 diagnostic tests and treatments for American veterans with cancer and other illnesses to cover up a decade-long backlog.

 In New York, doctors report that nearly 40 percent of their patients receiving kidney dialysis are illegal aliens. A survey of nephrologists in 44 states revealed that 65 percent of them treat illegal aliens with kidney disease.

In Memphis, a VA whistle-blower reported that his hospital was using contaminated kidney-dialysis machines to treat America’s warriors. The same hospital previously had been investigated for chronic overcrowding at its emergency room, leading to six-hour waits or longer. Another watchdog probe found unconscionable delays in processing lab tests at the center. In addition, three patients died under negligent circumstances, and the hospital failed to enforce accountability measures.

In Arizona, illegal aliens incurred health-care costs totaling an estimated $700 million in 2009.

In Phoenix, at least 40 veterans died waiting for VA hospitals and clinics to treat them, while government officials created secret waiting lists to cook the books and deceive the public about deadly treatment delays.

At the University of California, Berkeley, UC president Janet Napolitano (former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) has offered $5 million in financial aid to illegal-alien students. Across the country, 16 states offer in-state tuition discounts for illegal aliens: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. In addition, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, and the University of Michigan Board of Regents all approved their own illegal-alien tuition benefits.

In 2013, the nation’s most selective colleges and universities had enrolled just 168 American veterans, down from 232 in 2011. Anti-war activists have waged war on military-recruitment offices at elite campuses for years. The huge influx of illegal aliens in state universities is shrinking the number of state-subsidized slots for vets.

In 2013, the Obama Department of Homeland Security released 36,007 known, convicted criminal illegal aliens, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. The catch-and-release beneficiaries include thugs convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and thousands of drunken- or drugged-driving crimes.

The same Department of Homeland Security issued a report in 2009 that identified returning combat veterans as worrisome terrorist and criminal threats to America.

In Washington, big-business and open-borders lobbyists are redoubling efforts to pass another massive illegal-alien amnesty to flood the U.S. job market with low-wage labor.

Across the country, men and women in uniform returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have higher jobless rates than the civilian population. The unemployment rate for new veterans has spiked to its worst levels, nearing 15 percent. For veterans ages 24 and under, the jobless rate is a whopping 29.1 percent, compared with 17.6 percent nationally for the age group.

A Forbes columnist reported last year that an Air Force veteran was told, “We don’t hire your kind.”

And last December, Democrats led the charge to reduce cost-of-living increases in military pensions — while blocking GOP Alabama senator Jeff Sessions’s efforts to close a $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to collect child tax credits from the IRS, even if they pay no taxes. The fraudulent payments to illegal aliens would have offset the cuts to veterans’ benefits.

America: medical and welfare welcome mat to the rest of the world, while leavings its best and bravest veterans to languish in hospital lounges, die waiting for appointments, and compete for jobs and educational opportunities against illegal border crossers, document fakers, visa violators, and deportation evaders. Shame on us.

— Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies. Her e-mail address is © 2014

The value of conservative commentators is that they are not only willing, but determined, to turn on the light of Truth in the room where the cockroaches of government corruption run for cover. Michelle Malkin, thank you for taking on this bureaucracy and its incompetent leaders.

You’re preaching to the choir. Unfortunately, if the mainstream media chooses to ignore a problem (and they do so very often), the problem just never makes it’s way to the people.

In Arizona, we’ve been screaming about illegals bankrupting social service budgets since 2005. Our voice just doesn’t get heard. The media literally will not cover any story that reflects poorly on illegal immigrants; no matter how factual or relevant. They believe that it will create animosity towards illegals and jeopardize their goal of amnesty.

Obviously, it’s outrageous that illegal immigrants are getting better health care than our veterans. The bigger problem is the media. Until the truth is told in the mainstream media, our country will be very, very ill.

Illegals?? We treat murderers and other convicted felons better than we treat veterans! For that matter, we treat strange little convicted traitors with gender-identity issues to better medical care than our brave veterans receive.

I’m ashamed of our elected officials that have let this happen, and ashamed of us for voting them back into office again and again as the things they are responsible for just keep sliding downhill. Pitiful.

Yes, a lot of this lands at Obama’s feet because he appointed the guys that are responsible for hiring the people that are the current cause of this, but it is the height of cynicism and hypocrisy for these old dogs in Congress – people like Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and all the others that have been in DC for decades to act so outraged about this; it happened on their watch! They have been there the whole time the V.A. was deteriorating to this level; it didn’t just happen in the last couple of years. It is more than a bit precious for them to be pointing fingers at anyone other than the guy in the mirror.

The same applies to the debt – they bemoan it and act concerned, but THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SPENT ALL THAT MONEY!! Despicable, every last one of these useless old Beltway hacks.

The reason why the left wants to treat illegals better than veterans is that the left simply hates veterans – from the guy in the White House on down – while illegals will assist them in turning this world into a cesspool via their blind support at the ballot box for any leftwing candidate/cause.

Let’s face facts: Illegal aliens have become a privileged class, not only with Democrats, but also with RINOs like Paul Ryan. Has anyone heard boo from Ryan about the VA hospitals? He is always whining about his beloved “undocumented Americans” who are “living in the shadows.”

Perhaps, since Ryan never served, he is completely unaware of the contribution veterans have made.

In a kingdom of frauds, Paul Ryan is the King of Frauds.

Veterans don’t vote democrat – why would democrats support them? It is just that simple. “Punish our enemies” is what I believe our president said.

I worked for the federal government in Washington. The essence of the problem is not money but something that is endemic to the federal government. You can not fire people regardless of the reason. How can you reform any system to provide efficient service when those providing incompetent service can’t be fired? Until that problem is resolved whatever they do will just be for show with no substantive result. The recent attempt by the House to give the agency that power was defeated by the typical leftist mob in the Senate headed by bernie sanders, a self avowed socialist. Keep putting those irresponsible clowns in office and nothing will be changed for the better.

Also, it appears that many federal employees receive annual bonuses. Show me a company that loses money year after year that awards bonuses.



About arnash

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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