Some guys make good soldiers; some don't.
True, I had my share of soldiers who simply washed out.
You cite 2 examples and determine that the VA is just fine because they had no problems, that you heard of.
I heard hundreds of complaints from Vets just in the past 6 months.
When we sign our contracts to serve this nation, we give up a lot. We lose our rights to express ourselves without fear of reprisal, we work on average 60 hours a week, are paid below average wages, and are away from our families the majority of the time.
Because of these sacrifices, the benefits for Veterans are very good. Access to health care, education, and retirement benefits, as well as VA mortgage assistance, are meant to be great.
When so many have given so much to this nation we cannot afford to let them (the Veterans) down.
With a 10% increase in Veterans seeking medical attention from the VA, in light of scant increases by the Bush Administration and the closing of VA hospitals across the US, we must ask why? Why in a $3 trillion budget can't our Veterans get the services they were promised?
Bottomline, it does not matter if you were a good soldier or a bad soldier. If you served this nation honorably, you should receive your benefits.