The other slap in the face to our men and women in uniform is the constant protesting of fast food workers who are demanding an increase in the minimum wage. They are waving their signs and shouting that they want $15 an hour to flip a hamburger or ask “do you want fries with that?” I compare that to a soldier in Afghanistan or some other foreign country who is working much more than a 40 hour week, in worse conditions, away from their families and facing danger and possible death. Yes, they volunteered to fight, but I think their job deserves more pay than an entry level position.
Granted they get housing, medical care (which is questionable in some cases), and other benefits, but if you balance it out, their job is worth much more than they receive. On average, with the amount of time they put in and danger they are facing they make much less than a $15 minimum wage. Hey, even construction zone flaggers can make anywhere from $15-$50 an hour for “hazardous work conditions” depending on what city you are in!
Hopefully this VA scandal will gather momentum and shed light on the abuse within the Veterans Administration. Perhaps this time heads will roll and maybe someone will be brought up on criminal charges for the deaths of 40 or perhaps more people.
Enough with the studies, the committees and the analysis; we know what has happened and we need to stop it now. Enough with firing someone who was already going to leave his position just to try and appease us. (Dr. Robert Petzel – undersecretary of health at the DVA).
This is criminal and if one more life is lost because of corruption, bureaucratic red tape or incompetence, whether it is like Benghazi or at a VA hospital, if these Vets are left behind and forgotten, whoever is responsible should pay a high price and suffer the consequences.
No more lies, no more cover-ups.