By Jeff Simpson
Ron Johnson has more than earned his reputation of "Our Dumb Senator". He is at it again.
Ron Johnson spends most of his time trying to find "victims of Government", to prove that the Government does not work. RoJo can take the rest of the day off, because I found some victims of Government - our military. The problem though is they are victims of Ron Johnson especially.
We all know what a mess that the VA health care has been in our country. With things finally coming to a head, Congress stepped up in a rare bit of bipartisanship to try and fix the problem. Senator McCain and Senator Sanders worked together(talk about two sides of the aisle) and came up with a compromise that appealed to 97 Senators, which is almost unheard of these days.
A fabulous no-prize if you can guess who was one of the "NO" votes!
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson was one of only three senators who voted against a bill that would make it easier for to receive government-subsidized medical care outside the Veterans Affairs medical system if the VA cannot provide timely service.
The bill, sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,would allow veterans who live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA medical center or who cannot get an appointment at their local VA facility to use a Veterans Choice Card to receive care from the Medicare provider of their choice.
The bill also grants the VA expedited authority to spend $500 million to hire more doctors and nurses to meet the growing demand for services. It also gives the Veterans Affairs secretary the to immediately fire poor-performing employees.
“What our veterans deserve is to be able to get into the in a timely manner and get quality care,” Sanders said. “What this legislation does is move us forward strongly in that direction.”
McCain said the bill empowers veterans with more flexibility to choose their health care while bringing more accountability to the scandal-plagued VA
None of that appealed to Senator Ron Johnson (R- marry rich), and he voted NO! He however loves our veterans, at least an intern who updates his facebook page thinks he does:
As most of us take a day off from our workday routines, may we all pause to remember that the ordinary, peaceful life of our country is a gift bought by the men and women of America’s armed forces who laid down their lives in defense of the nation. We can never fully repay our debt to the more than 1 million service members who died to defend this incredible experiment in liberty that is America. But on Memorial Day, we can remember their sacrifice and commit ourselves to understanding and supporting the freedom they gave us. -rj
"We can never full repay our debt" so why even try. He loves our veterans as long as they do not need a doctor
How soon can we vote this guy out of office again? And who the hell voted for him in the first place?
You should be ashamed!