As usual, the local rag is again reassuming their typical election year status as an arm of the Democrat National Committee. Their latest effort?
This bogus puff piece on Patty Murray where they falsely claim she's visiting with a "focus on Veteran's issues."
While marketing herself as a champion of veteran's issues, that persona is false. What she's really doing here is focusing on veteran's VOTES as opposed to veteran's ISSUES.
One problem a commentor on the Murray puff piece spelled out is this:
So, when it comes to the issue of medication, we get better care from WalMart or Fred Meyers.
That is not to say Murray does nothing for Veterans. When I could not get the VA to provide me with script to enable me to go to Fred Meyers and get my FOUR prescriptions from them that would cost me $40 for the quarter that would now cost me $108 at the VA for the exact same thing (Man, it's a damned good thing I served 14 years in uniform... so I can get the same medications that civilians can get for only $68 MORE... PER QUARTER... meaning that the VA charges me $272 MORE per year for these meds then civilians WHO NEVER SET FOOT IN THE MILITARY pay at Freddies... or Costco... or WalMart.) Murray's Veteran's guy actually arranged for the VA to give me the script I needed to get the much cheaper prescriptions filled at Fred Meyers.
But when I asked him to get Murray to look in to why the VA charges us much more than Fred Meyers for these same drugs, he flat out refused to even ask.
So it's not that Murray doesn't KNOW the government/VA is screwing us... it's just that she doesn't care.
And this "The Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Act?"
Since when do female veterans or veterans with children rate ANY consideration that male veterans WITHOUT children don't also rate?
Here's a clue, Patty. In this state, we've outlawed gender as a consideration by the state government and every government below that level. Women are worth precisely NOTHING more than men; men with children are worth precisely NOTHING more then veterans WITHOUT children... and I say this as a veteran WITH children.
"Separate but equal is not equal." Perpetrating the myth that one veteran is worthy of consideration or benefits that ALL veterans cannot have because of their gender or because they've got children is garbage and the kind of pandering that sickens me.
Murray has had 18 years to work to fulfill the promises made to me and millions of other veterans when we enlisted, as I did during the Vietnam War; or were drafted; that we were to have FREE health care, from head to foot, FOR LIFE... the operative word being FREE.
If Murray had muscles to flex... if she was all that and a bag of chips for veterans... SHE would have fixed this stuff.
She hasn't. And I have paid thousands of dollars over the years for my "free" health care, health care that I prepaid by serving my country.