Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dreams of Obama's Father: Hot Dogs and Beans for Velma Hart

Velma Hart, hardworking middle-class American veteran, hitched her hopes to Obama's "change" wagon and was rewarded with the persistently sinking feeling that her outgrown "hot dogs and beans" era was again on the horizon. Now Velma's "new reality" under Obama includes unemployment: she lost her job as CFO of the veterans service organization, AMVETS.

From Fox News:
Am Vets executive director Jim King told The Washington Post that the nonprofit was looking for ways to survive financially.

"It's not anything she did," King told the Post Monday. "She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line."
Velma was considerably more patient with Obama's policies than most veterans, I suspect. Just a few weeks after taking office, Obama demanded that combat-injured veterans pay for their own medical care, even including prosthetic limbs to replace legs and arms lost in combat. When veterans' groups protested, Obama challenged them to come up with another way to pay the medical expenses of combat injured veterans. Because, apparently, even when you shed blood and suffer permanent disability for your country, you still haven't done enough "to spread the wealth around."

H/t: theblogprof.


  1. Obama has no shame. To suggest vets need to come up with a plan to pay for the injuries they incurred in the service of their country is insane. How about we try this - make all the executive and legislative branch pay for their health care? F'ing scumbag.

  2. @fleeceme. From his insistence that born-alive aborted babies be left to die without medical attention to his idea that combat-injured vets pay for their own treatment, to his administration's mandatory suggestion (through the VA) to seriously injured vets that they might prefer to die rather than be a burden to others around them, to his "complete lives" health care plan that will deny expensive treatments to seriously ill children under the age of 4 and to the elderly, to his inability to notice that his disabled friend needed help walking down the White House steps at his Cambridge cop "beer conference," to his insistence on outrageously intrusive and health-threatening molestations of disabled, sick, and elderly travelers, Obama has shown an amazingly consistent disregard for America's sick and disabled.

    And yet a great many people still think he's a "good guy" with their best interests at heart.

    I don't get it.

  3. Obama has shown an amazingly consistent disregard for Americans.