Joe Biden wants to be the next president, but a look back at the policies of the Obama-Biden administration can serve as a warning to America’s veterans and those concerned with veterans’ issues.
John MacDonald, a veteran of the Air Force and Operation Desert Storm, wrote the following earlier this year: “From a veteran’s perspective the campaign of Joe Biden is almost as bad as nominating Hillary Clinton again. As vice president to the least military and veteran friendly president (President Obama) in recent memory, the sound of Biden for president should send bone-numbing chills through every veteran’s body….” (https://bit.ly/2ZPO8ps)
And when it became clear that Biden had clinched the Democratic nomination, David Rader (who served as an Army infantryman from 2005 to 2009), wrote that the [Obama-Biden] administration “depleted the military, leaving our armed forces exposed and underfunded…. Obama and Biden left the [Veterans Administration] in far worse shape than they found it. Under their watch, hundreds of veterans died after being put on wait-lists for medical services, while the VA gave out more than $140 million in bonuses to government civil servants in 2014.” (https://bit.ly/2Z521Rh)
Would electing Biden mean a return to those Obama-Biden policy of neglect, disrespect, and mistreatment of our nation’s veterans? Definitely – and it would probably be even worse this time given the Democrats swing to the far left. After all, Biden and the Democrats are focused not on veterans issues, but on open borders for illegal aliens, defunding the police, restricting gun rights, global warming, and raising taxes.
After the Obama-Biden years came to an end, the new administration made military spending and veterans benefits priorities. Veterans’ access to medical care has improved, and hundreds of Obama-Biden era VA bureaucrats have been booted out of the VA. These actions have given veterans – and all Americans – reason for confidence and optimism.
Now more than ever, America needs that confidence and optimism – along with patriotism and unity. We really can’t afford to return to the weakness, negativity, and pessimism of the Obama-Biden administration.