Over the last few weeks we've told you about efforts to privatize Veterans Affairs health care. Now, AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr. has written a column on Daily Kos, a popular news and opinion blog, titled "Inside the Koch Brothers' Plot to Sell Out Veterans’ Health Care."
From President Cox's blog: "...the Commission has been rigged against veterans from the start, and the results could be devastating for millions of veterans and their families."
Commission members who disagree with privatization have been subject to unprecedented bullying by pro-privatization lawmakers like House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, who berated a committee member in a recent letter for an anti-privatization article a colleague wrote for Washington Monthly.
They have, but not enough:
From President Cox's blog: "You’d think with veterans, their service organizations, and VA caregivers agreeing that the VA must stay, we would be working toward making it better, not tearing it down."
Remind everyone of the promise we've made to veterans, as said so eloquently by a fairly well-known president. Honest Abe, drop the mic: