Y'want to know why politicians have such a low approval rating?
Here’s one giant, flaming, dumpster-fire of an example:
Monday, December 10, 2018, the Senate couldn’t even agree to advance a bill (H.R 299) which helps Vietnam Veterans suffering from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange. Specifically, because Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi chose to put a hold on the bill.
Yup, they couldn’t handle paying to help Vietnam veterans who served aboard ships downwind from a dioxin herbicide known to cause multiple forms of cancer, among other health issues.
But I don’t want to put words in Senator’s Enzi’s mouth. Thanks to C-Span, here’s exactly how he justified screwing over some 90,000 so-called Blue Water Navy veterans — many of whom reside in his state.
“On this bill, many of us have been made aware of the potential cost growth from the potential and the budgetary and operational pressures that would happen at the VA, (they’re having a lot of problems anyway). But the VA’s analysis shows the cost could be nearly 5 times what Congress assumed it was when the House passed it.”
So it’s like that Senator?
You volunteer to serve your country, but if you get wounded you can only get medical treatment if the cost is low?
Phil Briggs is a Navy veteran. During the mid-1990s, he served as a military photojournalist on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.