Friday, March 20, 2009

Karl's Weekend Reading

This week's reading suggestions are dedicated to Obama's disgusting effort to force veterans to use private insurance to cover injuries suffered defending this country. We suspect the AIG non-scandal of this week was intended to distract from this most anti-American initiative EVER suggested by a sitting president. A good leader sets new standards. Obama is setting new standards in the most un-leading direction. Frankly, there has not been enough outrage over this issue.

Oliver North writes at Townhall, The Burden of Battle.

...this immoral and unethical proposal...
Had the administration's despicable design succeeded, the burden on those wounded in the current war would have been unthinkable. The O-Team rescinded its shameful plot to make veterans pay for combat-related medical treatment, but only because Americans were repulsed by the idea. It remains to be seen whether similar outrage will be provoked by White House plans to burden our children with debt and use the tax code to wage class warfare.

David K. Rehbein, national commander of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans organization, writes in the WSJ, Will Obama GO AWOL on VA Health Benefits?

'If you were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan and you have not paid your co-pay, please press 1. If you were injured during military training and you have not yet reached your deductible, please press 2. If your family has reached its maximum insurance benefit, please call back after you have purchased additional coverage. Thank you for your service."

Before the leaders of other veteran's groups and I met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, I believed a phone call like the one described above unimaginable. Now it seems all too possible.

Other reading recommendations:
Ann Coulter was friends with the late Ron Silver. A great read.
Victor Davis Hanson lists the three possible reasons why Obama is now talking up the economy. Embarrassing.

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