I don’t like the way President Obama uses Executive Orders and I don’t like him using his position to acquire votes. That brings me to the new Executive Order Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.
I originally said in my first post that I admired the President for doing this because I am so desperate to find something good in what he does and anything that will help the military is fine with me. I took my post from the article on The Hill instead of going to the original Executive Order as I usually do.
I now have to make a correction. I don’t admire what Obama did, in fact, I’m disgusted.
I was advised on Twitter by Rob Scott@RSPhotoshop about section 6 of the order, which states that “The Task Force will include cost analysis in the development of all recommendations, and will ensure any new requirements are supported within existing resources.” Within existing resources, emboldened by me, means the military will have higher premiums. The soldiers will pay for it.
The EO is allegedly aimed at safeguarding the mental health of our veterans. How is their mental health going to be helped with higher premiums to worry them more?
President Obama is increasing the number of counselors for our returning veterans (with their money) and he has directed the Defense Department to develop a national suicide prevention program. The VA, DOD, and Health and Human Services have been mandated to conduct a study about the causes and treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. How generous of him.
My grandfather called people like Obama “baloney benders.” Those are the people that sold baloney filled with the basest of meats blended together to disguise the abhorrent composition.
This is what I got from The Hill and shame on them:
…The executive order instructs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire 800 peer-to-peer support counselors for mental healthcare and to increase the VA veteran crisis line’s capacity by 50 percent before the end of the year.
The order also tells the VA to work with the Defense Department to develop a national suicide prevention campaign, and for the VA, DOD and Health and Human Services to conduct a study about the causes and treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
The veterans-focused executive order comes as Obama is visiting Fort Bliss on the two-year anniversary of his announcement at the same location that ended combat operations in Iraq…