Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama Supports the Troops

After a while, the rhetoric rings so hollow and so shallow, I no longer hear it -- or if I do, I instantly dismiss it.

"White House scraps plan to bill veterans' insurers

The White House announced late yesterday that it has dropped a proposal - strongly objected to by veterans groups - to bill veterans' private insurance for treatment of service-related injuries and disabilities.

: Obama Will Tax Your Health

The proposal was designed to generate more than $540 million a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but opponents said it broke faith with service members who risked their lives and argued that it threatened to use up insurance benefits that their families also use. The groups' leaders had angrily criticized the administration after meeting with Obama and top aides Monday.

The White House said that the president, after hearing concerns that the proposal "might, under certain circumstances, affect veterans and their families' ability to access healthcare," has "instructed that its consideration be dropped."

He doesn't know what is going into his own proposals?