After watching the President’s address and the Republican response on July 25, 2011 I am relieved. You may ask why a Veteran fighting cancer would feel relief from the confusion and parasitism going on in Washington as the government threatens to reduce Veteran benefits and entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare which so many Americans require to exist from day to day. All I can say on that subject is that a fairy told me not to worry about my battle with cancer because I would live until Congress and the President pulled their heads out of their behinds.
All America should feel disgusted with the performance, or lack of performance, of our elected officials. Throughout all the debate on programs that should be cut back to balance the budget I have yet to hear the President or any member of Congress offer to take a pay cut or cuts to their Golden healthcare benefits. My greatest fear is that all Veterans will suffer because of the lack of action and/or compassion we are receiving from Washington. They call upon the members of the armed forces to cover the butts in their time of need but stand ignorant and selfish when it comes to covering the backs of the Veterans who served to protect and defend their right to act as idiots.
I thank all our Veterans, the doctors, nurses and staff of all VA medical facilities and God bless America.
Lawrence Fox is a U.S. Army Veteran and cancer patient.
During Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of a diverse blood supply to help meet the needs of those with sickle cell disease – the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S.