Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Think Hard On This

Long crappy day today.  Trying to keep focused on the vets, but the drama queens keep trying to get me to pay attention to them.
I work at the VA.  Bust my ass there a good deal of the time.

The guys are getting poorer,  I am seeing some real looks of desperation.  There are a group of twenty or so guys who are there when I walk through the door at 5:30 and you just know that this is where they slept that night.

The folks who are at the clinics are looking worse.  Some of them don't seem to be eating as much as they would prefer.   I have a nasty feeling that things are going to be made more difficult for them.  We treat these guys like plaster saints now, but when they come between us an a low tax rate, I am pretty sure that we will screw them like we did in the 70's.

No don't kid yourself, It ain't gonna be us at the VA doing this, the congresscritters and their masters will be the ones cutting the pie.  Rest assured that those of us in the trenches will be doing every damn thing that we can.

Make sure you do your share too.

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus is just as selfish as we are or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition. And then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

1 comment:

Adventures in Self Reliance said...

I am lucky where I'm at in Idaho as folks always have liked soldiers and vets. We have a good VA hospital and folks still care and don't just think of collecting a paycheck.