Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:38 PM
cal04 (38,098 posts)
VA Chief: Obama Best President For Vets Since FDR
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday that President Barack Obama has done more for veterans than any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"We could not ask for a stronger advocate. We've made tremendous progress under this president's leadership. But there is much more to be done for the men and women who guarantee our way of life. They have served selflessly—with unmatched valor, sacrifice, and distinction. And President Obama is determined that we will repay the debt we owe them," Shinseki said.
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VA Chief: Obama Best President For Vets Since FDR (Original post)
Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #1)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:44 PM
PatrynXX (3,210 posts)
2. doubt it
but dad , who's in the VA as a patient... probably end up voting for him ie he's a the commies are coming the commies are coming. more than a Muslim Brotherhood is coming type. (yes and dick cheney blew up severa buildings in new york happy now?? )
Ironic since some Iowan helped him out alot (Harkin) I might guess he might vote for him though. Though I'll be the last to know.. Got people across the street who aren't friends with neighbors next to them so they'll vote Republican, just not Mittens. (hello Ron. name will be written in.)
Response to cal04 (Original post)
Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:48 PM
BadtotheboneBob (373 posts)
4. I, personally, have seen major improvements...
... as a service-connected disabled veteran who receives his health care from the VA. The quality of care and attitude of VA employees, plus infrastructure improvements at my VAMC in Saginaw have been superb; technological innovations in electronic records; internet access for prescription refills and history, test results, appointments and secure communication with my providers; expanded rural outpatient clinics with teleconferencing back to the parent VAMC; far better programs and care for women veterans and overt encouragement for sexual trauma treatment. The backlog of compensation claims is still problematic, but the system has been overwhelmed and the VA continues to try to make that better; The VA continues to vigorously make up for lost time with Vietnam Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome veterans by expanding the list of 'presumptive conditions' eligible for compensation. Those are just some of the improvements. It's certainly not your father's VA anymore and far, far better than when I first came into the system in 1991. The VA has surged under President Obama's watch. That I can attest to and gladly do so.