Senator Johnson continues to enjoy the fine luxuries of being pampered by the glorious benefits of being a U.S. Senator. Lucrative healthcare, a retirement package, and a six-figure salary. All of this while he married into money. It seems he has never felt the sting of poverty, nor paid the price of sacrifice. He was one of only three Senators who opposed the new bill passed allowing veterans to seek treatment from outside of VA facilities if their waiting list is too long.
According to Johnson
This legislation doesn’t fix the systemic problems or ensure our veterans get quality, on-time health care. It does spend more money to expand a broken system. Our veterans deserve better than this bill provides.
Senator Johnson wants to deny healthcare access to veterans based on a monetary value. But he has no problem continuing to send the current forces to war – adding to the skyrocketing cost of veteran healthcare. He had this to say about the current situation in Iraq
The real tragedy here is, whether you agree with going to Iraq or not, President Obama came into office and Iraq was largely stable. His job should have been to maintain that stability and the strategic blunder was not agreeing to a Status of Forces Arrangement where we could’ve provided that stability. Now we see the tragedy that is…
Really?!? You are willing to continue to pour $720,000,000.00 per day into keeping our forces over there to protect the sanctity of Iraq’s sovereignty but you’re not willing to go ahead and pay for the medical expenses of the people who are out there putting their lives on the line.
I tell you what, Senator Johnson. I’m a veteran of both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you want to put your money where your mouth is, I’ll take you up on that offer.
Let’s go back to Iraq. You and me. I’ll throw my rucksack back on. I’ll pull my M-16 out of the armory. I’ll get my combat boots out of storage. And I’ll take you with me. I’ll show you what it’s like to hike up and down those roads – the pain it puts on your back, hips, and legs. I’ll throw you to the ground, cover you, and return fire against the ISIS troops. I’ll help Doc wrap your wounds when you get shot so you can survive long enough to get MEDEVAC’d out. I’ll be there supporting you as you recover in the Wounded Warrior Regiment so you can get back to some semblance of a normal life. But don’t worry! When you get back you’ll just have to wait to see your doctor. I’m sure a few months, one way or the other, won’t make much of a difference…because after all it’s only money that’s stopping you from getting treatment.
I mean, it’s not like it’s killed anyone…