First, lets talk about all of the politicians in Congress. They passed the joint house bill on "fixing" the VA Scandal. Soon, those politicians will be enjoying some R&R of their own. The question of how well deserved it is may depend on your view of the American government. They, however, will pend their 5 week vacation either campaigning for re-election or kicking back somewhere. No doubt when they come back to Washington, D.C. they will have forgotten (like the media and probably a lot of the American people) about the Veterans Administration. After all, its fixed, right?
No way. Although former P&G exec Robert McDonald has also been confirmed to be the next Secretary for the VA (see, I told ya Congress was busy!) I am sure it will take him longer than 5 weeks to "fix" the VA Scandal. A lot longer. The VA has been broken longer than some of the Veterans who are now using it have been alive. We will keep an eye on McDonald's progress. Ansd we will keep an eye on those who obstruct his progress.
Carpe Diem. That Latin phrase is the inspiration for many. Take life and live it to the max. Literally it means to seize the day, and that is what one group is doing for our Veterans, although maybe not grammatically.
This blog is about Veteran Issues and I hope to cover not just the problems that our Veterans have, but the good things as well. If you or someone you know is involved in an organization that is hosting an event for our Veterans (a motorcycle ride for homeless Veterans, your American Legion is hosting a crisis center for the VA, etc.) I'd love to hear about it and possibly interview your organization for the Citizen-Soldier Blog. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org