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Walking Wounded

I highly suggest you read Fred Reed’s “Walking Wounded,” in The American Conservative. Remeniscent of Dalton Trumbo’s novel, Johnny Get Your Gun, the editorial reflects our veterans and, in particular, their struggles in a post-war America. This is especially potent the week of President Bush’s proposed spending plan, which threatens to double the cost of some veterans’ perscription drugs.

The article can be found here.

February 8, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement


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    Comment by AVoiceofReason | February 8, 2005 | Reply

  2. Oops, deleted my comment by accident…

    It doesn’t seem *that* unfair… MSNBC says:

    “After four years of increases in the agency’s budget, President Bush wants veterans to start picking up more of the tab.
    He asks veterans who have the highest incomes among those seeking VA health care and who do not have service-connected illnesses or injuries to pay a $250 annual fee. Bush also wants to increase prescription drug co-payments for such veterans from $7 to $15 for a 30-day drug supply. More than 2 million veterans could be affected.”

    It seems as though it’s just forcing those who can afford to pay to do so. Is that so bad? I realize there’s a lot of people that would be affected and that these are the men and women who fought our battles, but the money it raises could be used in other areas of veteran affairs that need it more. Sorry if I sound really naive, I don’t know any veterans and I haven’t taken the time to research the issue.

    Comment by AVoiceofReason | February 8, 2005 | Reply

  3. BTW the book is called ‘Johnny Got His Gun’, which is an amazing book. I suggest everyone read it.

    Comment by Ed B. | February 13, 2005 | Reply

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