Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
No wonder Obama paid a 'surprise' visit to Afghanistan this Memorial Day. Rolling Thunder and Operation American Spring are in DC plus, he isn't 'feeling the love' from American Veterans. Senior Airman Brian Koflage pulls no punches about the treatment that he has received at the hand of the VA or that he is holding Obama responsible for the mess.
The triple amputee placed a Memorial Day message to him on his FaceBook page and calls out the Obama Administration for the debacle that he, personally, is suffering through at the hands of the inept Veterans Administration. Kolfage sacrificed three limbs in war, yet a clerical error has him fighting for $7,000.00 in benefits.
His open letter as posted:
MEMORIAL DAY OPEN LETTER TO OBAMA:
On this Memorial Day I can’t help but think of the many veterans who have given their lives to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy today, and quite frankly one that so many Americans take for granted. As you’re playing your 165th round of golf this weekend you can count on our warriors to protect you and to protect this great nation.
From the Civil War to the wars in the deserts of the Middle East, our brave men and women have given their lives for freedoms that can only be found in America. Generations of selfless Americans have stepped up to fight for a cause greater than themselves. Freedom is never free, and the price of our freedom has been paid with the blood of our finest Americans. Your daughters have been fortunate enough to reap the freedoms that so many have sacrificed their lives for. Without these heroes you would have never have had the opportunity to become the President of this great nation.
Sadly, the men and women who have volunteered to fight the in the most extreme conditions in the world are coming back only to find themselves engaged in a new war at home. They have now found themselves in a war with your incompetent administration, who’s scandal ridden legacy has finally hit an all-time low. I can’t help but feel the deepest disgust for the pain you and your administration have caused the families who have lost their heroes battling your war against our veterans back home. I can’t think of more shameless way to for this country to dishonor its veterans. And sadly, it’s the lack of your leadership and accountability that lead to these failures.
These men and women who bravely fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars have been forced to rely on your useless bureaucratic employees for their health care. These federal employees disrespected these men and women and the sacrifices they have made in the worst imaginable way. They ignored their pleas for help and in many cases left them to die in favor of hefty government bonuses for exceptional performance. We all know you and your regime doesn't give a damn about these heroes. Your disdain for America and her greatness has never been a secret. You were raised to hate the “American Empire” and were taught that the American military is the enemy. It was easier for you to just ignore the Veteran Affairs crisis as you crisscrossed America fundraising for your fellow Democrats.
I remember candidate Obama promising to overhaul the VA and reduce the backlog. You claimed that America’s support for its veterans is obvious by the way we treat our vets. You really nailed that one didn't you? Just like you were going to fix Detroit or fix foreign policy. Your high school like approach to solving complex issues can’t be fixed by tweeting hashtags with propaganda to people who want to kill us. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see you’re unfit to lead our nation, let alone act as our Commander In Chief. What our country needs now, more than ever is real leadership, someone who doesn't wait for a crisis, but is able to foresee an issue and deal with it before it happens. Unfortunately for America, you've been too busy campaigning and don’t have time to deal with the health care crisis of our veterans. The only thing you seem to care about is your own radical agenda, and now our vets are paying for your negligence with their lives.
As I sit here typing this out I’m dealing with my own VA nightmare which involves the Phoenix VA. I have given 3 limbs for this country, but apparently that is not enough. A “clerical error” made by a VA employee has resulted in nearly a year of abuse and mismanagement of my case. In other words, the VA is stealing over $7000 from my disability compensation that I earned when I lost 3 of my limbs for our country.
On this Memorial Day, as I battle your incompetent bureaucrats my family would like to thank you for once again failing our veterans. We can’t help but wonder about the disastrous socialized medicine program that we will surely be dealing with if ObamaCare is allowed to be fully implemented. If our incompetent VA cannot handle government healthcare for a fraction of our population, who would be foolish enough to believe a massive health care system designed to provide health care for all American’s would be any different? You can’t even find someone to build a competent website to work for your socialized medicine program when you had your name attached to it, so why would you care about our veterans when you could so easily push the blame off on someone else?
You have not only failed our veterans, you have failed America in every way imaginable. You have purposely divided us by race, political parties, and socioeconomic status in order to push a radical agenda on America that can only be passed when you have successfully divided all Americans. Your entire administration is incompetent and you have set America on a path for certain failure.
So, on this Memorial Day, as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, I’d like to thank you, our Commander In Chief for not even caring enough to provide us with quality health care.
Brian Kolfage, Sra, USAF Ret.
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And there is this story out of California:
A veteran's spouse in California says that her husband waited four hours for dialysis. When he attempted to leave the facility to go to another clinic, guards were called and, ultimately, the dialysis patient ended up dead. Ms. Montano believes the the hospital guards beat her husband to death.
Norma Montano states in a lawsuit that the VA guards, who were called when her husband attempt to leave, beat Jonathan and stomped on his cartoid artery. The suit further alleges that Mr. Montano was tackled to the floor, his head slammed to the ground and he was kneed and stomped in the neck.
"This kneeing and stomping on his neck by the VA Police Department police officers caused the dissection of his carotid artery, that resulted in immediate (or very soon thereafter) blood clotting, which resulted in [his] suffering a stroke”. “Moreover, the brutalization of Jonathan Montano resulted in him suffering other serious physical injuries, and associated physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering and distress.," says the law suit filed on behalf of Mrs. Montano and her two children.
Jonathan Montano had sent her to get their vehicle and Norma Montano sat in it, not aware that her husband was being restrained and not allowed to leave the facility. When Jonathan failed to come to the care, she went inside and a physician in the ER told Mrs. Montano that that her husband had fallen down and suffered a stroke, an untrue statement.”
The legal complaint states that it was the facility nursing staff that indicated to her that Jonathan Montano“didn't fall, but was slammed to the ground by the VA Police, that Norma Montano was being lied to, and that it wasn't right what the VA Police did to Jonathan Montano.”
h/t opposing views
Where else would you expect an illegal alien, communist muslim to be on Veterans's Day? With other communist muslims in Afghanistan, that's where ovomit is spending V Day. I sure hope they keep him!!!
It would be the BEST MEMORIAL DAY ever , if someone ended this corrupt cockroach's reign of terror while on Afghanistan soil, and did it in such a way that would require burial there, so he would never touch American soil again. Then maybe his manwife would go and take the offspring that have apparently been either adopted or bought to as\ct as their 'children' and they could be banned from reentering the USA. I had HAD IT with the thing that lives in the white house and the atrocities he commits daily, against EVERY PERSON IN THE USA. INCLUDING HIS BLACK SUPPORTERS WHO APPARENTLY THINK THAT BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT HIM, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM. But I assure them that the only way they will be taken care of is that they will be put into the fema death camps and gassed along with the white / other population. If this cockroach is allowed to remain and ( laughingly ) LEAD this country you can look forward to the day when you will either be slaughtered for holding onto you Christian faith, or required to bow and pray to the pedophile they worship however many times a day they do after 'converting' ( also laughingly ) their form of "FAITH"
Just once an IED should be fired off at just the right time.... Say, on the way to the airport... Then get our men and women OUT OF THERE! And our equipment, as well. Or at least render it useless.
Yeah...sealing an illegal deal......
Will the news media report any of this? Hmmm crickets..
That veteran's letter should be published, and the story about the other one beaten because he wanted to leave needs to be told. Those guards must have been taught by the KGB!
I should add that Megan Kelly on Fox news last night had a good segment on this VA scandal, and had some veterans who experienced abuse (long wait times) on,
I hope he sent this to 0bama by certified mail with signature requested! Hay, not a bad Idea! Maybe sending certified letter to our reps would make a difference. At least we would know they received it!
I'M GOING TO BRIEF.BRIAN I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT MY SMPATHY BUT I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PRAYER YOU AND THE BRAVE MEN WHO HAVE SACRAFICED THEMSELVES FOR THIS COUNTRY. BUT AS FOR OVOMIT, HE IS A HUGE DISGRACE TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY AND REMEMBER HE IS NOT DONE RUINING THIS COUNTRY, HE AND THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY . ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY I REMEMBER ALL OUR FALLEN TROOPS FROM ALL WARS BUT THE ONE I THINK OF MOST IS MY BROTHER L/CPL BRUCE R HAYES KILLED IN VIET NAM MAY 29 1968 MAY GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND MAY GOD BLESS THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Along with Obama's CONTINUOUSLY DEMONSTRATED INCOMPETENCE, the top leadership of our MILITARY has been replaced - THOSE LOYAL TO AMERICA have been REPLACED WITH THOSE LOYAL TO OBAMA and WILLING TO FIRE ON U.S. CITIZENS!
I Hate what the Obama progressives have done to this noble country.
Thank You for your service Brian, I'm sorry you have to fight yet another war when you came home. May the great spirit lift you up whenever you are down!
Thank you sir for your service and sacrifice. What worries me more than the idiots we have running Washington is the lack of intelligence and caring of the American people. We the American Voter elect nitwits in to office like we now have in D.C., from both parties. Yet through our own arrogance and selfish attitude we have lost our way, from what the founding fathers designed. Over the years we have become complacent and selfish, not caring, and absorbed in a entitlement society. We have NO leader ship in Washington from either side of the aisle, Benghazi and Fast and Furious and the hostility of this regime against our military,the fraud and corruption is just the tip of the iceberg. From the Revolutionary War to the Gulf Wars men have sacrificed their blood and wealth to keep freedom alive for all to enjoy. Even those wackos who make movies and write songs about hating America and our way of life. I wonder what those boys would say who hits those beaches in Normandy or the beaches in the South Pacific who died for what we now have? I believe, they would have total disgust for what they died for. These brave men not only gave up their youth but lives for a bunch of nitwits that cannot think for themselves, who care only about their money, and their power. What a waste of courageous lives, what for this? Those of us who survived combat only know of the pain, and the death of our fellow veterans, those who have never served, like the liar-in-chief we have now, will never know the heart break of losing a fellow comrade in arms not to mention the families back home. No one should run for President unless he or she has served in the U.S. military. I still "like Ike". A country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.