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  1. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 1 year ago

    Dear Congress,
    You can do better…
    ~
    Dear Ambassador Corp,
    You can do better…
    ~
    Dear Drones,
    Thanks!

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    The supreme court could have done better than
    cheney/shrub way back in 2000.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    This is heartbreakingly true. We use them up and spit them out when they get home. Sorry ’bout your bad luck…

    War costs in a lot of ways. I recognize that we have to watch our dollars, but we promised to take care of our vets because we asked them to take care of us. Regardless of whether the mission is justified, we owe them.

    Any politician who says he/she supports the troops and allows this (suicides, addiction, waits for treatment greater than 8 months, trying to re-classify diagnoses to save money, and the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed, for examples) should have to immediately exchange their cushy health care for a ride in the VA system. See how their tunes would change.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    It can take 18 months to 2 years to get any disability.
    Lawyers offer to help for $6 grand.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “Sorry, soldier/Marine, we can’t scrounge up the cash to do anything for you. We’re too busy funneling billions of dollars to our contractor buddies for weapons systems your branch of the service doesn’t need or want.”

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 1 year ago

    One US veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes.
    In two years, more Iraq war veterans will have died at their own hands than from enemy fire.
    Solutions -
    1. Increase VA funding, specifically mental health needs.
    2. STOP MAKING COMBAT VETERANS IN THE FIRST PLACE!

  7. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    I’ve been in the VA system for 16 years, and while I have had
    to wait a while for non-serious stuff to be treated, when the
    problem was serious, they were right there for me. Not to
    say they couldn’t be tweaked, but overall…

  8. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 1 year ago

    These Vets give me a pain. A couple of years in a war zone and they come home with a sense of “entitlement” and expect Nanny Government to take care of them. They need to take a little personal responsibility for their lives.


    It was their dumb decisions to go play soldier-boy in the first place.

  9. 1opinion

    1opinion said, about 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    Yeah, and now they want other citizens to pay for them to be on disability and pay for their health care.

  10. D PB

    D PB said, about 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst


    You do realize the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is not part of the DoD? Sort of a stupid comment. Also, the VA was not impacted by the budget sequestration, it was exempted, but don’t let that change your meme.

    Just in general let’s do some thinking on this, about 22 million veterans in this country, with the projected numbers declining, Link

    US Population, 315 million with that number increasingLink

    Veterans are about 7% of the overall US population and they wait or receive poor service when attempting to get government benefits, 7%!

    Do you really think the government will do a better job with health care, or any other service for that matter, when it can’t even do a good job with 7% of the population?

    That’s why I laugh at you who think the government can really solve anything, “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”

  11. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @NeoconMan

    Yeah, superpatriot, just keep saying that BS every July 4. You seem to forget that these vets often put their lives on the line for America (and even schmucks like you) in far-off, uncomfortable places that you’ll never visit and probably can’t even find on a map. I have a son serving in the Air Force on Okinawa — a relatively easy assignment, unless North Korea decides to start World War III. THEN who’s gonna save your butt?

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “… exchange their cushy health care for a ride in the VA system. See how their tunes would change…” Well Said!

  13. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @furnituremaker

    “… when the problem was serious, they were right there for me..” There has been good service. Some HMO’s have lower ratings than VA Med Centers.

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    I should have said that I was never in the military.
    A couple of years ago I tried to find out what it takes to get disability.
    I started paying my own health insurance when I was laid off almost 5 years ago. I paid about $16,000 worth of premiums and tried to get a diagnosis, but all I ever heard from the doctor was “We can’t do anything until we get your blood pressure down.”
    This is the private health care system some of you love so much.
    So I cancelled my health insurance the day after I applied for regular Social Security. I had to wait over 2 months to get any money from that.
    So I know the VA is separate, but I have a feeling they have some of the same problems.
    BTW The Social Security office is open 8:30 to 3.

  15. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @apfelzra

    apflelzra…our NeoconMan is the best and brightest satirist and sarcasm spinner we have @ gocomics.
    =
    Read his bio…

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