In a disturbing revelation about the treatment of America´s most severely wounded troops, Fox News has learned the military earlier this month decided to invalidate meal tickets and reduce hours for the sole dining facility in the Walter Reed building where they are recovering. (snip) The decision would mean wounded warriors who would normally have a government-funded meal just down the hall would have to walk, wheel or limp nearly a half-mile across the Walter Reed campus to the temporary "food trailer" for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Comments: This requires an IMMEDIATE and overwhelming response from all of us!
FTA; "Many amputee´s cannot get their wheel chairs to the cafe".....Say what? The ADA requires all public places to have total access for amputees and wheel chairs, are gub´mint facilities exempt from Federal law?
This is terrible. Thank you Mr, Obama. You have caused this to happen as well as 3000 caregivers losing their jobs. How can we expect our young people to go into the military when they know they will not be taken care of if they need help. Another case in point: the veterans and family of the Fort Hood shootings. This terrorist still being paid our hard earned tax dollars and the incident not even being called a terrorist act. Shame on whoever decided this was not terrorism. The American people know the difference.
0bama and Michelle needed the money to pay for their expensive, lavish and luxurious vacation at Martha´s Vineyard. Last night they had date night where they were actually together and went to a posh expensive Vineyard restaurant and had lobster. The wounded warriors, well, there is just no money for them.
What a traitor! Our Military earns peanuts for their sacrifices and Obama treats them like crap. Then he wonders why the Military does not trust him or support him. He in turn denies them the vote. He sends billions to Egypt and the Brotherhood that hates us, millions for Egypt ´Sesame Street´, spends millions and millions visiting African countries, Marthas Vineyard, Vacations for Michelle and her cronies, pay for abortions, help the illegals get free stuff like phones, finance same sex marriages,sex changes in prisons, jails run like spa´s , Gitmo prisoners treated like guests, feed city kids who are parents responsibility, etc., but no money to feed the wounded War veterans who deserve everything this country can give them and then some. This is right???
It´s always helpful to read the article before commenting: FTA: The status of the military´s decision may be in flux. After Fox News submitted multiple inquiries with senior military officials earlier this week, the Pentagon responded late Wednesday. Lt. Col. Catherine Wilkinson, a Pentagon spokesman, told Fox News that Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, has decided to reverse the changes. Yet so far, no patients at Walter Reed have been notified of that decision and there has been no formal announcement.
Let me try again. Cut back on support for the wounded to pay for more welfare, food stamps and Obama phones for his constituents. Every day with Obama brings a new outrage. The rodeo clown in chief needs to be gored by the bull.
Write your congress critter and complain, loudly! I just did and maybe if enough of us did, this stuff would stop. Obama is showing his contempt for the military any way he can and we let him get away with it. If he needs to cut the budget, start with himself, that´s what real leaders do.
FTA: "The status of the military´s decision may be in flux." It is gratifying that this egregious decision "may be in flux." Apparently there is some mid-level military bureaucrat who, on the basis of growing outrage, has said that the decision is to be reversed.
But, within the context of the rest of the article, the decision to close the dining facility originally seems to be a part of the shameful and cavalier treatment of these Wounded Warriors.
Without the reporting and badgering by Fox News, is it likely that this idiotic decision to close the facility would have occurred? I think not.
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god of irony, 8/15/2013 1:12:31 PM (No. 9475632)
#1, I´ve been in 22 years and I have come to reaize that loyalty is a one way street. I am much more content that I have come to terms with the fact that I know I will dumped when my usefullness is used up.
I had read the article. It is still disgusting that it was even suggested in any circle as an option. Although if it is not ever implemented, that would be a good thing, it should never has been proposed. Backtracking does not impress me because it does not change the fact that some sorry so and so came up with such a disgusting plan.
Just spent an hour reading about Building 62, it´s planning, design, intents, purposes, development, current use, and associated features.
One website stood out as useful in understanding what it was ~ http://www.americansforthearts.org/pdf/information_services/research/artandmilitary/About_WRNMMC.pdf ~ Sounds impressive ~ what I didn´t know is there are several hundred apartments there with kitcheonettes, and sleeping quarters with kitcheons available to the staff or patients resident there.
This place is unusual ~ tough read too ~ really tough.
They use the term ´outpatient´ to refer to folks who are resident there for up to 6 months!
Tough ~ but I can see they might want to control the language.
There´s more to the story, but I don´t think that one ´cafe´ is the only way you can get something to eat, but this is a huge building on a huge hunk of land ~ maybe someone might well roll outside on a wheelchair in good weather ~
Anyone know more about this? Are there secrets known only to the insiders?
Just to feign civility toward these evil beings is no longer feasible. They all should be openly touted and horsewhipped before being drawn and quartered. Despised is placing them higher on the scale than any deserve.
Dear Lord may each eventually reap what they have sown. And please, make that soon.
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