Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went full retard. In the words of Kirk Lazarus, "Never go full retard."
AOC claimed that the Department of Veteran Affairs provides "some of the highest quality" of health care to veterans. I don't know what planet she's living on, but the VA is far from high quality and needs some serious improvement. As someone whose significant other is a marine veteran, I have see just how great the care is. Let's just say, I'm pretty sure illegal immigrants get better health benefits than our veterans.
“All I can think of is that classic refrain that my parents always taught me growing up, is that: ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’” she said in response to some people wanting to privatize some aspects of the VA.
Ocasio-Cortez blabbered on, “That is the opening approach we have seen when it comes to privatization, it’s the idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides some of the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until we don’t even recognize it anymore."
“They are trying to fix the VA for pharmaceutical companies, they are trying to fix the VA for insurance corporations, and, ultimately they are trying to fix the VA for a for-profit healthcare industry that does not put people or veterans first,” she added, “And so we have a responsibility to protect it.”
Calls to privatize the VA were heightened after news broke of secret waiting lists, which delayed many veterans' care, in 2014. For instance, CNN reported at least 40 people died waiting for time-sensitive care because of the lists at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system.
The Nation reported the socialist Democrat said the main problem with the department is that it is understaffed.
"If we really want to fix the VA so badly, let’s start hiring, and fill up some of those 49,000 [staff] vacancies,” she most ridiculously concluded, “If you ask me, I would like VA for all."
First of all, the men and women who wrote a blank check to the United States up to their life, should receive immaculate care. They earned it. Second of all, not only do they receive janky care, but other citizens have not earned the right to that free care if you ask me. We are not a socialist country. We do not provide free healthcare and college for all. I think AOC tends to forget that.