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(Townhall)   Vets group thanks Trump for fulfilling his promise to take credit for Obama era legislation   ( townhall.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, wait list manipulation, Veterans Choice Act, President Trump, CVA Executive Director, United States Congress, Executive director, Veteran, Scandal  
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2017-04-20 07:38:01 AM  
I can't blame them. They know if they stroke his ego, he'll do nice things for them.
 
2017-04-20 08:00:49 AM  
How very white of him.
 
2017-04-20 08:11:19 AM  
Meh.  I prefer soldiers that weren't wounded.  Hell, I got a purple heart just for going to college.
 
2017-04-20 08:15:57 AM  
Thanks, Obama?
 
2017-04-20 08:16:13 AM  
It's looking like Trump's only accomplishments will be others that he claims for himself.
 
2017-04-20 08:16:29 AM  
He will kill it if they don't.
 
2017-04-20 08:18:24 AM  
Of course he deserves praise; "not removing existing protections" is probably the most benevolent thing anyone could ever expect him to do.  If he ever manages to go an entire day without being a national embarrassment, they'll probably declare that day a national holiday.
 
2017-04-20 08:21:02 AM  

Fast Moon: Of course he deserves praise; "not removing existing protections" is probably the most benevolent thing anyone could ever expect him to do.  If he ever manages to go an entire day without being a national embarrassment, they'll probably declare that day a national holiday.


Too bad it's literally impossible. He is Donald Trump and he is president. That by itself is a national embarrassment. When he leaves office, he will have been president and that will still be a national embarrassment.
 
2017-04-20 08:23:09 AM  
fark you. I waited over six months to receive care for a supraumbilical hernia through the Choice Program and am still getting billed by the treating facility. I want to receive care at the VA. EVERYONE wants to receive care at the VA. VA patients are more satisfied with their care than those who receive typical care in this country. The problem is how to get more veterans access to VA facilities.

Of course this means that we will defund the Veterans Health Administration, artificially pump dollars into an inferior private market, and privatize whatever we can for Republican crony friends. farking despicable, and a bunch of fat pussies that didn't enlist after 9/11 because of a JV football injury will cheer it on.
 
2017-04-20 08:28:40 AM  
Thank you for not beating me
 
2017-04-20 08:33:08 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Fast Moon: Of course he deserves praise; "not removing existing protections" is probably the most benevolent thing anyone could ever expect him to do.  If he ever manages to go an entire day without being a national embarrassment, they'll probably declare that day a national holiday.

Too bad it's literally impossible. He is Donald Trump and he is president. That by itself is a national embarrassment. When he leaves office, he will have been president and that will still be a national embarrassment.


He could have been President for a day, and he'd be a national embarrassment. Hell, the fact that he was even a major party's candidate is a national embarrassment.
 
2017-04-20 08:39:18 AM  
Vets overwhelmingly support Trump, apparently.  So, either, as a group, they don't give a damn if they live or die so long as everyone is screwed more than they or boot camp is some facility where people go to get the intelligence sucked out of their brains and transmuted into cash for private government contractors.
 
2017-04-20 08:47:48 AM  
Wait til they find out about the New Deal
 
2017-04-20 08:48:34 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: fark you. I waited over six months to receive care for a supraumbilical hernia through the Choice Program and am still getting billed by the treating facility. I want to receive care at the VA. EVERYONE wants to receive care at the VA. VA patients are more satisfied with their care than those who receive typical care in this country. The problem is how to get more veterans access to VA facilities.

Of course this means that we will defund the Veterans Health Administration, artificially pump dollars into an inferior private market, and privatize whatever we can for Republican crony friends. farking despicable, and a bunch of fat pussies that didn't enlist after 9/11 because of a JV football injury will cheer it on.


This is probably the most prominent problem in the entire federal government that can be fixed by throwing money at it. So die quickly?
 
2017-04-20 08:51:05 AM  
We'll see how happy they are when we're boots on the ground in three theaters.
 
2017-04-20 08:51:19 AM  
Sometimes it doesn't pay to point out that the guy who controls the NEXT payout wasn't the guy who setup the first.
 
2017-04-20 08:52:34 AM  
Guess its that time again!  All clowns gather for the three ring circus of troll threads alternative opinions from Drew's friends that may or may not line up with yours and/or reality also known as Equal Time For Nutjobs!
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2017-04-20 08:53:28 AM  

Fast Moon: Of course he deserves praise; "not removing existing protections" is probably the most benevolent thing anyone could ever expect him to do.  If he ever manages to go an entire day without being a national embarrassment, they'll probably declare that day a national holiday.


Already happened.  Remember when he "became President today" by reading someone's prepared speech in front of Congress without noticeably shiatting himself?
 
2017-04-20 09:18:16 AM  
The Choice program is a farking g train wreck. I posted yesterday about my experience with it, and have heard of all kinds of other horror stories.
 
2017-04-20 09:26:05 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: I waited over six months to receive care for a supraumbilical hernia through the Choice Program and am still getting billed by the treating facility.


When I was researching the program while waiting for my own treatment, I read countless stories of veterans getting billed by providers and their credit being affected.  Supposedly those issues were in the early days of the program and things had been cleared up, but it was still the biggest reason why I said "fark it" and decided to wait out an appointment at the VA hospital.

Supposedly the company running the program is getting tossed out this year and replaced with another, so hopefully things get a hell of a lot better.
 
2017-04-20 09:46:29 AM  

Mad Scientist: It's looking like Trump's only accomplishments will be others that he claims for himself.


That's a key part of any scam. Grifters gonna grift.
 
2017-04-20 09:50:35 AM  
President Trump reauthorized the Veterans Choice Act Wednesday, giving veterans more options when it comes to their health care.

Yep, had a Veterans Choice card for quite some time now. Haven't used it though as I'm too close to an actual VA hospital to go elsewhere without applying for an exception and I'm not unhappy enough to do all that paperwork. Yet.
 
2017-04-20 09:54:12 AM  
Ah the illustrious CVA. Fully owned subsidiary of Koch Enterprises.

That will get some traction.
 
2017-04-20 10:06:42 AM  

edmo: Yep, had a Veterans Choice card for quite some time now. Haven't used it though as I'm too close to an actual VA hospital to go elsewhere without applying for an exception and I'm not unhappy enough to do all that paperwork. Yet.


If you're within a certain distance of a facility, you can only use it if the wait time exceeds 30 days.  The only way to get an exception to that distance requirement is is you have certain medical conditions or are unable to travel.
 
2017-04-20 10:10:11 AM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: fark you. I waited over six months to receive care for a supraumbilical hernia through the Choice Program and am still getting billed by the treating facility. I want to receive care at the VA. EVERYONE wants to receive care at the VA. VA patients are more satisfied with their care than those who receive typical care in this country. The problem is how to get more veterans access to VA facilities.

Of course this means that we will defund the Veterans Health Administration, artificially pump dollars into an inferior private market, and privatize whatever we can for Republican crony friends. farking despicable, and a bunch of fat pussies that didn't enlist after 9/11 because of a JV football injury will cheer it on.


come to new orleans.  we just completed a huge va facility between downtown and my house.
 
2017-04-20 10:28:43 AM  

Heraclitus: Ah the illustrious CVA. Fully owned subsidiary of Koch Enterprises.

That will get some traction.


I did think it was a mite unusual that the "veterans" group in TFA was one I had never heard of.  And also one for which TFA didn't feel the give the full name instead of just the abbreviation.
 
2017-04-20 10:49:00 AM  

Karac: Heraclitus: Ah the illustrious CVA. Fully owned subsidiary of Koch Enterprises.

That will get some traction.

I did think it was a mite unusual that the "veterans" group in TFA was one I had never heard of.  And also one for which TFA didn't feel the give the full name instead of just the abbreviation.


But It looks good in the headlines.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/03/koch-fueled-plot-destro​y​-va

And gives lots of quotes to Politicians and Trumpstains.
 
2017-04-20 12:31:18 PM  
CVA - basically a phony, astroturf "veteran's group" that's even been taken to task for that by the Star's and Stripes Military newspaper.

https://www.stripes.com/opinion/vets-should-be-wary-of-cva-pitchforks​-​and-torches-1.284769

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Concerned_Veterans_for_America

It's set up as a 501(c)(4) - "Social Welfare Organization" so they do not have to release their donor's list. This is in keeping with the way the Koch Bro's have set up hundreds of these phony charitable organizations.

This seems to be nothing short of "trying to hide something" by Townhall, when they only refer to the organization by its initials.
 
2017-04-20 01:10:00 PM  

lawboy87: CVA - basically a phony, astroturf "veteran's group" that's even been taken to task for that by the Star's and Stripes Military newspaper.

https://www.stripes.com/opinion/vets-should-be-wary-of-cva-pitchforks-​and-torches-1.284769

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Concerned_Veterans_for_America

It's set up as a 501(c)(4) - "Social Welfare Organization" so they do not have to release their donor's list. This is in keeping with the way the Koch Bro's have set up hundreds of these phony charitable organizations.

This seems to be nothing short of "trying to hide something" by Townhall, when they only refer to the organization by its initials.


So a group of opportunistic bastards concern trolling ("Concerned" is right there in the name) in my name.  May they all choke on a bag of rancid mule cocks.
 
2017-04-20 02:05:49 PM  
I used to work near a VA and they made the best hamburgers in town. Also, the VA canteen retail store is open to everyone. It has very cheap prices and is state and federal tax free. They have clothing, household goods, and best of all electronics. I got my ipad and PS3 there.
 
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