I was in a Nevada hotel lobby a few days ago when I (as I am wont to do) casually took up conversation with a Navy vet (he was wearing his Navy ball cap). It was a good conversation. He started right off about the Nevada election and why Harry Reid had been so good for veterans, bringing home the pork in the form of a VA hospital that had treated this gentleman’s cancer. And, here was his golden nugget question:
“If America can provide such good care for our veterans, why can’t we do the same for all Americans?”
I get this a lot from Liberal /Lefty veterans. My own BIL, Lt. Col Air Force-retired, is a flaming Liberal /Lefty who reminisces fondly on how well the government took care of his family when he was active.
Well, here is the answer: veterans are only about 10% of the population. That means it takes about five taxpayers to support the health care costs of one veteran (which most of us do gladly). Contrary to popular Liberal/Left misconceptions, there aren’t five people in the world, not even the Chinese, who are willing to pay for the health care costs of every American.
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