Category Archives: veterans health care

Lori Diaz at Alabama Community Leaders Institute

I met Lori Diaz, Executive Director of Holiday Help for Heroes, at the Alabama Community Leaders Institute on the campus of Alabama A&M on August 27th to find out more about the needs of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Veterans: WAKE UP

The VA case backlog is over 700,000. Fake veterans charities have scammed Americans out of millions of dollars. The catfood commission not only wants to cut Social Security, it recommends a three-year freeze on military pay, housing, and food allowances … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Blog

Regular readers will remember that telephone town hall I referred to last week — the one in which a plurality of veterans said that health care costs are their biggest problem. Today, HuffPo reports: According to a study released by … Continue reading

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Veteran Deconstructs Tancredo

I briefly met Markos Moulitsas at Netroots Nation, so I had not formed much of an opinion of him. After watching this, I can report that he’s an impressive debater who does not suffer Teh Stupid™ or the hypocritical. Via … Continue reading

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Saxby Chambliss is a Sack of Sh-t

Not content with sitting out the Vietnam War and then getting into office by smearing a disabled Vietnam war hero, Saxby Chambliss has consistently fought against health care for veterans, armor for troops, and the new GI Bill. In a … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Blog

Today was my day. Veterans Day. I celebrated by going to my $9/hour job where I sat for eight hours, aggravating my crumbling lumbar spine. I didn’t have enough money for lunch; a co-worker offered to buy me some tacos, … Continue reading

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Visiting Socialism

“If S-CHIP is creeping socialism, then maybe it’s time more Americans found out what socialism looks like.” That was my thought today as I left the VA medical center in Birmingham, Alabama, where a courteous and professional staff gave me … Continue reading

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