$540 million from our wounded Veterans… !

Blue falconhttp://ourvoice.legion.org/story/1448/legion-white-house-dont-bill-our-heroes

Above link will take you to American Legion article-about the current President’s proposal to have private insurance pay for Veteran’s service related injuries/treatments (injuries/disabilities that were sustained during active duty!) ….

The President is looking to garner $540 million dollars from it…. AIG got how much?? just this week-$3 million in bonus money on top of how much bail out money??

$410 BILLION blown just last week with some 9,000 ‘ear mark’ ‘pork projects’…. and the same politicians have the audacity to try to squeeze/generate money off/out of our Service men/women and Veterans who volunteer to serve, defend and protect …. beyond an outrage!

(Below is letter/link to petition the President from the Military Families United-please read and sign the petition, Thank you) http://militaryfamiliesunited.org/

Dear Military Families United Member and Supporter,

President Obama announced this week that he is considering a plan to make our veterans pay for treatment of injuries they received while serving this country. For the first time, President Obama’s plan to charge veterans through their private insurance for service-related treatments will expose wounded veterans to co-pays and deductibles for care of their war wounds.  A policy like this would amount to a betrayal to our troops.

We Can Not Allow This To Happen

Military Families United, the nation’s leading military family advocacy organization, has joined America’s veterans organizations in adamantly opposing this fundamentally flawed change in policy. Obama’s plan will drive up premiums for veterans, make it more difficult for veterans to find and maintain health insurance, and hurt employment opportunities for disabled veterans.

The Veterans Administration has a responsibility to care for our current and future veterans. This plan falls drastically short of the support that our veterans deserve.

Today, we ask you to help us fight this apparent abdication of the Obama Administration’s responsibility to our veterans. We ask that you:

  1. Send an email to President Obama letting him know that you will not tolerate forcing our veterans to pay for injuries they received protecting this country
  2. Forward this email to 3 friends

Our veterans are our nation’s heroes. They answered the call when our country needed them most. They served their country with pride, with honor, and with courage. For their sacrifice and their service we owe our veterans a debt of gratitude. As the thousands of troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they deserve to have the full support and resources of the Veterans Administration.
Click the link below to log in and send your message:
http://www.votervoice.net/link/target/mfu30326719.aspx

Jon Stewart on Comedy Central:  “That can’t be right-Veteran’s health insurance”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220571&title=That-Can%27t-Be-Right—Veterans%27-Health-Insurance

Update 3/19/09 VFW website is reporting that:  “White House Withdraws Controversial Proposal”

http://www.vfw.org/

“The Blessing”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ym8pZhOPDI

Celtic Woman The Blessing Lyrics:
In the morning when you rise
I bless the sun, I bless the skies
I bless your lips, I bless your eyes
My blessing goes with you

In the nighttime when you sleep
Oh I bless you while a watch I keep
As you lie in slumber deep
My blessing goes with you

This is my prayer for you
There for you, ever true
Each, every day for you
In everything you do

And when you come to me
And hold me close to you
I bless you
And you bless me, too

When your weary heart is tired
If the world would
leave you uninspired
When nothing more of love’s desired
My blessing goes with you

When the storms of life are strong
When you’re wounded, when
you don’t belong
When you no longer hear my song
My blessing goes with you

This is my prayer for you
There for you, ever true
Each, every day for you
In everything you do

And when you come to me
And hold me close to you
I bless you
And you bless me, too

I bless you
And you bless me, too

http://www.mp3lyrics.org/c/celtic-woman/the-blessing/

(I heard this song/blessing last night at Radio City Music Hall-Celtic Women-“Isle of Hope”– beautiful!:)

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Pray for our service men and women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI_h_IRfRe8

http://home.insightbb.com/~armedforcestribute/

Somebody’s prayin, I can feel it
Somebody’s prayin’ for me
Mighty hands are guiding me
To protect what I can’t see
Lord I believe, Lord I believe
That somebody’s prayin’, for me.

Angels are watchin’, I can feel it
Angels are watchin’ over me
There’s many miles ahead ’til I get home
Still I’m safely kept before your throne
‘Cause Lord I believe, Lord I believe
Your angels are watchin’ over me.

Well, I’ve walked through barren wilderness
When my pillow was a stone
And I’ve been through the darkest caverns
Where no light had ever shown.
Still I went on ’cause there was someone
Who was down on their knees
And Lord. I thank you for those people
Prayin’ all this time for me.

Somebody’s prayin’, I can feel it
Somebody’s prayin’ for me
Mighty hands are guiding me
To protect me from what I can’t see
Lord I believe, Lord I believe
Somebody’s prayin’ for me…

http://www.justsomelyrics.com/1597330/Ricky-Skaggs-Somebody%27s-Praying-Lyrics

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