originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: Irishhaf
Guess the other people responding here so far aren’t veterans. Former Navy here, and e wry thing you say is true. Congress needs to be fired,
almost every last one, and all of the useless bureaucrats and dismantle 95% of governmental agencies and 100% of our “intelligence” agencies.
Agreed. Former Air Force here.
I use the VA. If you had asked me about the VA from 2006 to 20012, you would have heard nothing but praises coming from my lips.
The VA I use, back then, was so through and patient centered, that I was amazed. I work in the medical field and there just was nothing civilian wise
that you could even compare it to. Then something happened. That something for me was rotation.
The first thing I found interesting, at the time, was their holistic approach. I had no mental issues or concerns, but it was explained to me that
they treated the whole patient, and mental health was part of my care. I was assigned a mental health doctor and he was amazing.
My mental health doctor assessed my mental health needs and determined that I did not need any active therapy, but he met with me periodically and
kept track of me, just in case my needs changed. I think his concern was because I have a chronic illness that is progressive and debilitating, and he
was aware of the possibility my needs could change. He also was super aware of the side effects of some of the medications I was on and how they could
have untoward effects. He consulted with my primary care physician and had some of my medications changed when he recognized that one of the
medications was likely responsible for the thinning of my hair. Like I said he was cracker jack.
I lost him, I lost the best primary care doctor I have ever had, and a great neurologist, all at one fell swoop when they were rotated out, and it
started my slide into Hell with the VA. With each rotation it got worse, and each time I thought I had hit the bottom of the barrel, and with each
rotation the bottom got deeper.
I used up all my requests for a change of care provider, and it became soon very obvious to me that the grievance process was a joke, and just a way
to deceive the public into believing they care. They don't.
Our government is a disaster. All we have is a bunch of self aggrandized old farts that don't know how to admit that they are living a lie in their
minds, while trying to make themselves believe they are the ones that are important, and the American people are the problem. Or a bunch of young self
centered social media junkies, that spend more time posting to Twitter, than addressing the needs of their constituency. We have a government that
focuses on self, while ignoring the people, and the country.
Ever darn one of them should be voted out. Every darn one. I have been saying this for years. It has never happened, and it won't. Too many Americans
have given up on the country. They don't participate in the voting process, because they believe it is a waste of time and futile. The minority that
do vote, are split into two opposing camps that care more about hate and the battle, then they do about the country. They don't seem to realize, or to
care that it doesn't make a difference which side of the country they are standing on, they are standing in the same country.
It reminds me of the Biblical story about King Solomon. I just wish they would realized that with their die hard approach, that all they will be left
with is half of a dead baby.
1 Kings 3:16-28
edit on 4-6-2021 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: Clean up.