Beltane, your cartoonish reduction doesn’t do anything to honestly summarize the difference between “conservative” and “liberal”
Hell, does “conservative” even exist in today’s GOP Beltane? How would you define a conservative?
I don’t know about liberals, but my problem with the military is the HERO WORSHIP and the laughable conceit that our Military action (particularly the never ending nightmare CheneyBush started - has kept our nation safe, or that it helps to spread democracy and civility around the world - in fact quite the opposite - all the progress of the previous half-century got wiped out and its back to warlords and increasing misery - refuge crisis doesn’t come out of nowhere.
Our military has become a tool for profiteers, in a country who’s economic superiority has become dependent on producing machines of war and destruction. It’s simply a waste and distraction from humanity’s real enemy, the terror of an Earth slowly, but inexorable, turning inhospitable to our greedy notions. - oh but I digress.) I have immense respect for the individuals who’ve gone through the training and created cohesive teams capable of amazing things. That awes the hell outta me, the fat politicians and the oligarch who’ve hired them, for their own avaricious desires, and the insane decisions they make - and the ease with which they destroy people, lives, communities, the future that’s where my stomach starts its cartwheels and my contempt stirs.
Beltane, a cursory search reveals much truth behind this story, although, here like with “conservative” to would be best to define “privatization” before spinning your wheels on the opining.
We know there is zero evidence of a Trump plan to privatize the VA and the military. We know that isn’t even possible.
Does Donald Trump want to privatize the VA?
By Linda Qiu on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 4:35 p.m.
This one sort of underscores, how our Russian Obligate says whatever's convenient and comes to mind.
Donald Trump speaking to veterans at Drake University on Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, I.A.
PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD Trump appears to be moving towards privatizing the health care for veterans, meeting with hospital executives,
including a top contender for secretary of Veterans Affairs, at his estate in Florida on Wednesday.
"I've been saying we have to take care of our vets," Trump told reporters gathered at Mar-a-Lago late Wednesday.
"We are working on something to make it great for our veterans because they are treated very, very unfairly."
Previous efforts to privatize the VA have been broadly opposed by veterans groups, and Trump's hints that he planned to support a public-private option,
seen as a major step towards privatization, have set off alarm bells for advocates. ...
Will the Trump Administration Forge Ahead With a Plan to Privatize the VA?
by Nancy LeTourneau, March 29, 2018
The Washington Monthly has been at the forefront of reporting on attempts to privatize the VA, as was captured in an article by Alicia Mundy titled “The VA Isn’t Broken, Yet" published in the spring 2016 edition of the magazine. Running contrary to what most of the mainstream media had done with the so-called “scandals" at the VA, Mundy documented that they were all the creation of a group that was relatively new to veterans issues, Concerned Veterans of America (CVA).
Nearly the whole of the Republican Party has become more radically antigovernment in recent years.
And since the spring of 2014, when headlines started appearing about long wait times and cover-ups at some VA hospitals,
a strong narrative has built up, including in the mainstream media, that the system is fundamentally broken…
Yet beneath the surface of events, a far different, deeper, and more consequential story is unfolding.
The CVA, it turns out, is the creation of David and Charles Koch’s network.
The Koch family has famously poured hundreds of millions of dollars into think tanks, candidates,
and advocacy groups to advance their libertarian views about the virtues of free markets and the evils of governments and unions.
Seldom, however, has one of their investments paid off so spectacularly well as it has on the issue of veterans’ health care.
Working through the CVA, and in partnership with key Republicans and corporate medical interests,
the Koch brothers’ web of affiliates has succeeded in manufacturing
or vastly exaggerating “scandals" at the VA as part of a larger campaign to delegitimize publicly provided health care.
More ugly crap leading back to the Koch's,
f'n scary as hell.
Too bad I don't have the time to add this tidbit to my collection.
It's amazing, and Americans have become such easy marks.
like stealing candy from babies :down: