Subtitle: All Ayn Rand’s Demon Spawn, All The Time!
Following on from Betty Cracker’s earlier post, and mistermix’s post below, I’d like to draw your attention to another potential killer for Romney’s campaign.
On more than one occasion in the past, Romney has suggested doing away with the Veterans Health Administration completely and replacing it with a voucher system. He wants to completely contract out the operations of the Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetary Administration. At the time he made these suggestions in public back in November, it went over like a lead balloon and he dropped it quietly. There’s a reason why. The VA’s buracracy may be a royal pain the ass for Vets, but we loves us our socialized health care system. We love it so much, we consistently call it the best in the world.
Well, now Vets can say goodbye the the Veterans Administration and say hello to the Voucher Administration. Because there’s no better way to show Veterans that you honor them than cutting their benefits by 50% and shoving them out on the street so that you can give another tax cut to the wealth inheritors. And make no mistake. This WILL happen under a Ryan/Romney administration. And lets face it–the fact that Romney acceded to having Paul Ryan shoved down his throat to shore up relations with the base is every indication that Romney knows who’s in charge, and who will dictate policy to him. It’s a rehash of the Cheney regency all over again