Just WHAT Is Their Problem?

You cannot find a group of people here in the US of A that does not pound their chest, fly the flag, and insist they love the military (and law enforcement) more than the GOP. To hear them say it, they are just DRIPPING in patriotism and got it oozing from their pores. (Actually, I’ve always been looking for a cause of death in the newspaper that one of them DROWNED in it, but so far, no treasure, darn it.) But let’s look at some REAL indicators of patriotism here, and I’m not talking about wearing red, white, and blue, standing at attention, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Those are, frankly, window dressing. Let’s see some honest-to-the-bone patriotism.

  • You take care of the folks in uniform. Always. You make sure they have safe and secure housing no matter where they are around the world. Too many are living in sub-standard places that have mold, rats, appliances that don’t work, roofs that leak, and plumbing that hasn’t worked in YEARS. This is unacceptable. FIX IT OR REPLACE IT NOW.
  • Pay those people living wages. Doggone it, why are the paycheck lenders making a killing right outside our bases? It’s because our troops can’t make it from paycheck to paycheck! They are predators just waiting to make money off our men and women because they need the money to pay their bills. So let’s do two things-let’s pay them enough and let’s make paycheck lending (which is just this side of usury) a thing of the past.
  • Take care of military dependents better. These are the families and loved ones of those who have been deployed and they have been left behind. Ask them what they need and then get it for them. Stop this business of “we can’t do that, it costs too much.” Their loved one may have to give their life. That really does cost too much. Get over yourselves.
  • Veterans-all of them. It does not matter what branch of the service or what theater they served in abroad or at home. If they served, they served. Give them the healthcare they deserve. That includes vision, dental, medical, and psychiatric. If they came in contact with a poisonous material, treat them for it. If they suffered concussive injury to their brains from IEDs, treat that. If they saw their command blown to bits here or in some foreign place, treat their minds. We owe them that.
  • We owe it to them to bring them all home. Find them. No matter what and bring them home.
  • Last rites-if they so choose, the ending that they want. With full honors.

I’m tired of platitudes of patriotism that send our troops into harm’s way with all the bunting and hoopla, but then when they come home and ask for help, crickets. The Republican Party just voted against the bill this week that would have given veterans help with Iraq/Afghanistan burn pit health issues. These are not just coughing and wheezing although though asthma did result from exposure. We’re talking various types of cancers that are just not normally seen and they are DYING from them. They need help. But those “patriotic” GOP politicians got their shorts in a wad and said no. I, and quite a few others, am furious.

These are the names of the Senators who votes against that bill:

  1. John A. Barrasso, WY
  2. Marsha Blackburn, TN
  3. Roy Blunt, MO
  4. Mike Braun, IN
  5. Richard Burr, NC
  6. Bill Cassidy, LA
  7. John Cornyn, TX
  8. Tom Cotton, AR
  9. Kevin Cramer, ND
  10. Mike Crapo, ID
  11. Ted Cruz, TX,
  12. Steve Daines, MT
  13. Joni Ernst, IA
  14. Deb Fischer, NE
  15. Bill Hagerty, TN
  16. Josh Hawley, MO
  17. Cindy Hyde-Smith, MS
  18. Jim Inhofe, OK
  19. Ron Johnson, WI
  20. John Neely Kennedy, LA
  21. James Lankford, OK
  22. Mike Lee, UT
  23. Cynthia Lummis, WY
  24. Roger Marshall, KS
  25. Mitch McConnell, KY
  26. Rand Paul, KY
  27. Rob Portman, OH
  28. Jim Risch, ID
  29. Mitt Romney, UT
  30. Mike Rounds, SD
  31. Ben Sasse, NE
  32. Rick Scott, FL
  33. Tim Scott, SC
  34. Richard Shelby, AL
  35. Dan Sullivan, AK
  36. John Thune, SD
  37. Thom Tillis, NC
  38. Patrick Toomey, PA
  39. Tommy Tuberville, AL
  40. Roger Wicker, MS
  41. Todd Young, IN

This November, please remember who voted FOR Veterans and their healthcare. Vote for people who will consistently put YOUR good first and never hold back. These people vote for their corporate donors. Their state counterparts do the same things. They do not care about you. They care about stockholders, the businesses that write them big checks, and the ones that they hold stock in. You? You are a nuisance they have coddle to get elected and that all. They show it by not showing up any other time. It’s time for you to get disgusted with them and show them who is really in charge. Vote them OUT.

Vote for a Democrat instead. You won’t break out in a rash. You might find out you like it. I’m one. I might make a good Senator. I’ll certainly be a better one than the guy who is on the job now. Let’s find out.

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Ellen T. Wright, P.O. Box 3816, LaGrange, GA 30241 http://www.wright4georgia.com ellen@wright4georiga.com

Published by Equus spirit

Live in west central GA with 5 horses, 2 dachshunds, 3 cats. Life is complicated. Especially when you are an older female living in rural Georgia and the system is definitely rigged against you. God, I've learned to appreciate at least something of what minorities go through. White men are such boar hogs.

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