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post #61 of 73
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
It shouldn't matter whether or not the person was wounded in combat or suffered an injury like the soldier who was hurt diving for cover during a mortar attack. The government should be footing the bill for every single bit of medical care these folks require, not picking and choosing what and how much treatment to give based on whether or not the person was injured as a direct result of combat.
I belive the military was paying for all they're medical care the artical never said it wasn't all it said was they were losing money being list as non-combat injuries. The money they were losing was more then likely the compinsation pay the army gives(not sure if thats what it called). Don't get me wrong I belive those should have been listed as combat related injuries and get the full amount of money they are entitled to, but I do belive the military was footing the whole bill.
post #62 of 73
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Except for one small fact you are omitting, McCain doesn't take earmarks and pork.
But we do not know that. Earmarks weren't even tracked until the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act was passed, and that didn't go into effect until this year. So, for all we know, he simply stopped doing it so that he could use it for a platform.

As for pork, McCain "brought home the bacon" with several projects for Arizona. He and his supporters claim they are not pork, his detractors and watchdog groups say they are. So, using that perception thing again, he does have a low accounting in the pork arena, but he does have one. That makes the "doesn't take..", false.
post #63 of 73
You will excuse me if I take John McCain's word for it. I believe he is a man of very high integrity and do NOT believe he is a liar.
post #64 of 73
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You will excuse me if I take John McCain's word for it. I believe he is a man of very high integrity and do NOT believe he is a liar.
Most certainly Forming an opinion on how you yourself perceive the facts and statements is what politics is all about It's a game politicians play all the time, and play well.
post #65 of 73
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
It shouldn't matter whether or not the person was wounded in combat or suffered an injury like the soldier who was hurt diving for cover during a mortar attack. The government should be footing the bill for every single bit of medical care these folks require, not picking and choosing what and how much treatment to give based on whether or not the person was injured as a direct result of combat.

How are these two not combat related?


Senseless rules made by pencil pushers who are barely qualified to pilot the desk they sit behind.
I agree totally. People try to belittle and compare military service but to me everyone should be on a level playing field(lifetime medical, dental and psychiatric plus a monthly stipend) and then if you are injured you should receive lifetime care for the injury and disability pay if you are unable to work. I find it absolutely shameful that our service men and women get such shoddy treatment.
post #66 of 73
I don't believe for one second the government owes vets "lifetime" medical for three measley years of enlistment, that is ridiculous, IMO

Now I do believe they owe them lifetime medical for any injuries obtained during that enlistment.

The government does NOT owe us a living.
post #67 of 73
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I don't believe for one second the government owes vets "lifetime" medical for three measley years of enlistment, that is ridiculous, IMO

Now I do believe they owe them lifetime medical for any injuries obtained during that enlistment.

The government does NOT owe us a living.
I agree and a from what I've heard you do get paid for injuries accured during service as long as you can prove the happened while in service which can be easy (I think not sure) if you save all your hospital/sick call paper work. Although I think the process take awhile
post #68 of 73
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I don't believe for one second the government owes vets "lifetime" medical for three measley years of enlistment, that is ridiculous, IMO

Now I do believe they owe them lifetime medical for any injuries obtained during that enlistment.

The government does NOT owe us a living.
Did you spend three "measly" years of your life in the military? It is very hard to tell with some injuries what is/is not caused by combat. A lot of things are limited to people who served in wars, and frankly, I don't begrudge ANYONE their health care. Especially people who put their life on the line for their country.
post #69 of 73
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Did you spend three "measly" years of your life in the military? It is very hard to tell with some injuries what is/is not caused by combat. A lot of things are limited to people who served in wars, and frankly, I don't begrudge ANYONE their health care. Especially people who put their life on the line for their country.
What about all the veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome? Don't they deserve lifetime medical care?

Gulf War illness is real, report finds
Pills blamed for Gulf War syndrome
Gulf war syndrome
Gulf War Syndrome - Military Benefits
post #70 of 73
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I don't believe for one second the government owes vets "lifetime" medical for three measley years of enlistment, that is ridiculous, IMO

Now I do believe they owe them lifetime medical for any injuries obtained during that enlistment.

The government does NOT owe us a living.
Are you saying you agree that some vets are more deserving then others?
post #71 of 73
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
What about all the veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome? Don't they deserve lifetime medical care?

Gulf War illness is real, report finds
Pills blamed for Gulf War syndrome
Gulf war syndrome
Gulf War Syndrome - Military Benefits
I think golf war syndrome is something that was caused because of your enlistment and therefore the military should be paying for it.
post #72 of 73
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
What about all the veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome? Don't they deserve lifetime medical care?

Gulf War illness is real, report finds
Pills blamed for Gulf War syndrome
Gulf war syndrome
Gulf War Syndrome - Military Benefits
Yes, for the Gulf War Syndrome. And I shouldn't have said measely, because a three year enlistment is not measely but I don't think it merits a lifetime of taxpayer paid health care. Maybe something along the lines of, ten years of service gets another ten years of health care on the outside, something along those lines to encourage people to STAY in the military.
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