I really do my best to stay away from political issues, especially when it's an American challenge and many of my readers are outside the US. There's been a lot written about staying on point with blog topics and not going off course with personal issues. Sorry for the side trip today, but this issue aggravates me to no end! I can't help but feel there's an opportunity for us to help make a small difference.
We all have to deal with so many "oxygen thieves" in government today. In this case, it's the VA and our military veterans simply aren't getting the support they deserve. Every night there seems to be one more story on the news about the delays for medical benefits and the backlog of veterans waiting for help.
I received an email this morning from a good friend and it links to a petition started by talk show host, Montel Williams. Normally I'd just hit the delete button and move on, but having made a few trips to the VA with my Dad I kept reading.
Click to link to the petition.
The petition is asking the President to:
I know I'm breaking the rules, but it's a serious issue and so long overdue in solving the problem. Thanks for letting me veer off course this morning.
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