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Who Are Obama's Real Enablers?

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 7:06 AM
This article is absurd. Obama simply wants what is best for everybody: total equality. And the only way to ensure everyone is equal is to fundamentally transform the nation into an authoritarian regime built upon strong Marxist, totalitarian ideology ruled by someone who recognizes the US as the parasitic, cancerous entity that it is. Obama is the perfect candidate. Disclosing that Obama is an economic illiterate is no insult, for it is because he has no economic intellect that he is able to do things that nobody else thought was possible. Until now, everyone assumed that spending far more than one takes in would lead to bankruptcy. But now we realize that it leads to prosperity for all. Forward Comrades!
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 3:38 PM
This still does not excuse the frivolous claims. In fact, the frivolous claims are what stop many legitimate claims from being filed due to the backlog. But thanks for helping me make my point.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 3:37 PM
This is indeed a touchy issue. We all want to look out for the best for our truly harmed vets. But the sluice gate is open at the VA. The nonsense that results in massive monthly checks with no requirement for future exams is mind boggling. Those so-called homeless vets who bum off you at the intersection are likely pulling in 3 grand a month tax free from the VA alone. All they have to do is apply and claim Agent Orange, and that is a given payment right there.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 3:34 PM
Small number? Hardly; it is a wildly rampant issue. And no, due to the lightning rod reaction of withholding benefits from vets, no action is taken to curtail it. thus, the problem grows at an exponential rate. Not to pick at you, but consider your own reaction. It does seem incredible that this is an issue, but be assured that it is quite real.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:40 PM
No my friend, this was no satire.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:13 PM
Those seeking the free gravy train are riding on the coattails of the wounded warriors, knowing that in the hast to get to the wounded vets, the claims made by those who just want an easy buck will get through the VA raters. But rather than think that there are military folks who would game a system designed to help truly injured vets, it is easier to just blame the VA. After all, they are just some collection of stupid govt employees who have to deal with the massive surge of veterans who are being denied artificial limbs after getting nailed by an IED. Surely it cannot be that they are being overwhelmed by those who seek free money intended for those who were actually injured defending the nation. No way.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:12 PM
This is not limited to retirees. Vets in the loop know to file multiple claims because at least one will be awarded. That simple award means a new car paid for by the taxpayer for life. If one can get the rating up to 70%, it means never having to foot the bill for your house payment since such a rating pays enough to cover the payment on a pretty decent house. Think claims are limited to wounded combat vets or people who were legitimately injured in the line of duty? No way. Most recipients are rear echelon folks who have never faced a hostile foe. But they know how to work the system. And as more of them catch on, they are bogging down the processing time to a point where the vets who are truly deserving are held behind.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:12 PM
It is also common for many military retirees to file a huge laundry list of disability claims in order to greatly supplement their retirement income. With the claim, they then get their retirement pay, the disability pay, and then file for social security disability using the VA rating as a basis. They know if they file enough claimed items, they will wear down the VA rater, who will then issue an award just to get the bulky file off of the desk.
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Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:11 PM
Exaggerating? How about those vets who collect over $200 per month due to having hemorrhoids (no joke) at some point during their military tour. Or how about the guy who joined the Navy and was called Stupid by the Drill Instructor on day 2 of his hitch, then claimed emotional trauma and was awarded 100% disability for life with income in excess of $3K per month? Or the inmate who is on death row for killing a cop who gets disability benefits because he claimed he murdered the cop because of Vietnam PTSD? In fact, anybody who was intimidated in boot camp can file a PTSD claim and get a thousand or more each month.
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Bureaucratic Incompetence

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 1:11 PM
Danger: Learning Curve Ahead. The backlog is largely attributable to the increasing number of frivolous claims that are made by veterans who simply want a free check from the govt, or want to get the benefits that are intended to go to truly disabled vets. Nobody likes to think of vets piling on the gravy train, but those involved in the process know the facts. People assume a disabled vet only means the guy who stepped on a landmine or who fell off of a transport while on duty. However, a huge number of the claims filed are made by non-combatants who file a lengthy claim for ridiculous lamentations; every ache and pain means an additional few hundred dollars per month for life.
Yes, just like our inspiration Comrade Stalin did; terminate the opposition. Republicans are dangerous because they cling to guns under the idea that they need them to defend themselves from the govt. As punishment for such a ridiculous notion, we need to have the govt kill anyone who doesn't display the acceptable level of progressive ideology.
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