Jake Towne's Veterans PlankSubmitted by Jake Towne on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 11:05
"Soldiers' supreme wish is to avoid war, for the costs are inevitably paid with their blood and brains." - Jake Towne
There is no end in sight to the occupation of Iraq. Under President Obama, the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan are accelerating. I believe that spending cuts have to be made everywhere in government if we are to curb errant spending and inflation from the FED, even including the Veterans Affairs Administration. The VA is a large government bureaucracy run much like a DMV to provide health care and benefits to our veterans. Long lines at VA hospitals, long waiting periods to receive benefits, poor treatment and bureaucratic red tape have plagued the VA for years. The federal Congress is constitutionally responsible for raising armies and navies, they are also responsible for providing care and benefits in return for the veteran's willingness to place his body into harm's way. There are several areas where free market principles can be applied to both increase the quality of care and options for our veterans and yet still cut costs.
To continue reading, please visit