- Nov 14, 2004
- Reaction score
- Pacific Northwest US
Your dad qualifies for 100% but recieves 1%? I'm not sure I understand.vauge said:I have to admit that my response comes from:
a. Speeches by Bush
b. Personal observation (dad)
My dad is a veteran. My dad is a baby boomer. He was shot up pretty bad on the 45th parallel as a marine...etc..
This year, his monthly check (which he qualifies for 100%, but only recieves 1% by requirement) has gone up significantly. The VA clinic, he is not near a large city, has said they have recieved funds for more equipment and people.
I did not get the time today to investigate this like I wanted. But, your source however is excellent. We just started FY 2005. It is pretty sick that the funds would go DOWN.
As for sourcing speaches by Bush I'm sorry at this point I just don't find that source creditable. And that saddens me more then anyone might truely know. I'm sure by now it's more than apparent I'm not a hugh Bush fan. But At one point, believe it or not, he did in fact have my support. This was especially true on Sept. 12, 2001. Let's face it I wasn't alone. Bush had somewhere near a 94% approval at that time. At the time I rememeber thinking who are these 6% and exactly how dumb are they? Since then Bush has consistantly made me feel those 6% may not have been so stupid. Everything from his tax cuts that he said went to lower and middle class that, it turns out, did not. To his mantra of "I support the troops" that doesn't seem to be true either. It's all very troubling for me. I was in the Navy. I served over seas. Hell, I got 25' lighted flag pole that flys the American flag 24/7 in front of my house. I would love nothing more then to be able to believe what my President is telling me. I can't tell you how sad I am to find him "not a creditable source."
It's much the same way I feel about Fox News. When it comes to them I'm almost like an ex-smoker. I used to watch them quite often. Maybe not more then other cable news, but I watched them probably an equal amount. Then a guy who worked for me told me "they're full of sh*t and lie all the time." Well I knew the opinion stuff on there could be skewed to the right but the news itself was just the news. So I set out to prove him wrong. The more I looked into it the more I began to realize he was right. I don't like being lied to. At all. Pisses me off. Sure I liked what they were telling me most of the time, made me feel good sometimes. But if it's B.S. then what good is it? I've come to the conclusion that they're doing their viewers and the nation as a whole a complete disservice. But I could be wrong- let's hope I am.