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We are all veterans now

 

The national scandal and disgrace at the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) is the perfect example of the disaster that awaits America with ObamaCare. We're about to find out what it's like to receive health care from the government. 

The VA scandal is proof that with government in charge of health care, it will bankrupt the entire country.

Countless Americans will die through bureaucratic incompetence, neglect, long waiting lists and fraud.

Just like what our veterans have already experienced.

The VA scandal is proof that with government in charge of health care, it will bankrupt the entire country.

Sadly, the VA scandal is nothing new. Conservatives have warned about the dangers of government-run health care for many years, often using the VA as Exhibit A.

My bestselling book, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” was released in April of 2013. Here’s what I wrote then:

“Take Veterans Affairs. A federal appeals court has ruled the VA suffers from ‘unchecked incompetence.’ That incompetence is killing our brave veterans. I bet you didn’t know 18 veterans commit suicide per day. Or that 85,000 vets are on waiting lists for care. Even a severely depressed vet can wait eight weeks to see a psychiatrist. Still want government to run your health care?”

I hate to say it but… “I told you so.” So why didn’t America see this disaster coming? Just look at what we’ve been hearing about the mess at the VA. There are tales of government mismanagement, substandard health care, vets being treated horribly, vets dying after waiting on long lists to get care. Vets committing suicide.

We have known about some of this for a long time. About the only thing we didn’t know was that there was outright criminal negligence which could lead to murder charges.

We didn’t know government employees kept secret waiting lists to cover up the long delays -- even though they knew patients had life-threatening illnesses. That sounds like murder to me.

What a surprise! Conservatives like Sarah Palin and I screamed about “death panels” and “death by rationing” under ObamaCare years ago.

Government is a walking disaster. Government screws up everything it touches, while losing billions of dollars in other people’s money.

How could putting government in charge of health care for 330 million Americans possibly work out?

All the wars in America’s history have cost about $7 trillion. Yet the war on poverty has cost $20 trillion and counting (adjusted for inflation)…and poverty is still at a record high. What a massive failure and waste of taxpayer money.

The Federal Reserve has one main job -- to protect the value of our dollar. Yet the dollar has lost 98% of its value since the Fed was founded.

The same government that brought you failing post offices, failing trains, and pretty much failing everything else is now in charge of your health care (as well as 17% of the U.S. economy). 

The same government employees who brought us $17 trillion in national debt are in now in charge of health care -- yet Obama promised ObamaCare would save money and reduce the deficit. He also promised you could keep your health insurance if you liked it. And you could keep your doctor. And your insurance premiums would not go up.

Now do you understand what Obama has done to America’s health care system?

Forget the threat of losing your insurance, or your doctor, or your medicine. The real threat with government in charge is losing your life!

At this point, either government’s incompetence or criminal behavior will kill you. Or, after dealing with the idiots who run the government, you’ll just kill yourself.

Happy Memorial Day weekend. We’re all veterans now.

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative national media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, now back to the GOP. Wayne's latest book is "The Murder of the Middle Class" (Regenery 2014).  For more, visit his website: www.ROOTforAmerica.com. Follow him on Twitter@WayneRoot.