Thursday, November 03, 2005

The "Crisis" in Runaway Military Health Care

Good old Stars & Stripes, that familiar rag we all read when we were overseas, has an alarming story about curtailing the so-called runaway costs in military health care.

Some lame-ass, Dr. William Winkenwerder, says that military health costs have doubled in just the last four years to more than $36 billion, "largely because of enhancements in benefits for retirees and their families".

Excuse me, doc, but I think the billions upon billions of dollars pounded into the sand in Iraq, poured into the outstretched trick-or-treat bags of Halliburton, or scattered to the desert winds is a little more important in the overall money crisis.

What you want to do is turn your back on the veterans who supported you, fought for you, lost limbs for you. Military retirees who chose to spend their lives defending you instead of being out in the "real world" with "real jobs" making real money. It is unconscionable now that we turn their service and their sacrifice into little more than a footnote joke. So long, thanks for the service, and maybe you can get a job as a greeter at Wal-Mart to supplement that overly generous military retirement.

Like I've said before, the rightwing hates the military. Every day we see more evidence of it.

2 Comments:

merlallen said...

What's worse is, they hold them in contempt.

Blue Cross of California said...

It's unfortunate to hear of the major crisis in the military health care. I hope health care can be improved and everyone will receive great health insurance coverage.