The left isn’t known for spreading facts or caring about our nation’s veterans.
They have long used disinformation to enact their policies.
And Bernie Sanders just dropped a major lie that could kill veterans.
The healthcare provided by the VA has failed American veterans.
Time and time again, veterans who desperately need help have been denied because of their inefficiency.
Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, has only helped exasperate those problems.
That’s why the President took to Twitter to announce he was ousting the current Secretary and replacing him with Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, who is his current physician.
This announcement angered Democrats, who know Jackson is going to support increased privatization of the VA in order to allow the free market to improve the current coverage for veterans.
Senator Bernie Sanders took the charge in going after President Trump’s decision.
Sanders claimed that every major veteran’s organization opposes privatization of the VA.
There’s only one major problem with that claim, there are veterans’ organizations that do support privatization of the VA.
Concerned Veterans for America supports free market solutions to the problems at the VA, but Sanders’ likely ignored them due to the fact they have a conservative slant.
As reported by Common Dreams:
“Amid concerns that his administration wants to move more aggressively to privatize the healthcare system that provides for the nation’s active and retired military personnel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter later Wednesday afternoon and announced—following weeks of speculation that he was itching to do so—the ouster of Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin.
In Shulkin’s place, Trump also announced he was nominating Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD—who has been serving as the president’s personal physician—to replace him.
Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met the widespread rumors that Shulkin would soon be gone by warning that his departure could be a signal of Trump’s growing impatient with his unmet goal of privatizing the VA.
“The struggle at the Veterans Administration is about Trump’s desire to privatize the VA and his belief that Secretary David Shulkin is not moving fast enough in that direction,” Sanders said on Sunday. “The veterans organizations, representing millions of those who put their lives on the line to defend us, want us to strengthen the VA, not dismember it. The Senate Veterans Committee, on which I serve, must stand with the veterans of our country and oppose all efforts to privatize the VA.”
Following Wednesday’s announcement, Sanders tweeted:
Every major veterans’ organization in this country vigorously opposes the privatization of the VA. I stand with them. The Veterans Affairs Committee should not approve any nominee for secretary who supports the privatization of the VA.”
The VA’s inefficiencies are leading towards the death of veterans.
It’s in times like these that the free market should have a chance to provide better care.
But people like Bernie Sanders, who believe the government is the answer to the problems in our society, will do anything, including lie, to prevent that from happening.