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When I have discussions about where the Modern Whig Party is on the political spectrum, questions such as, "Are you guys liberal or conservative?" are very common. Other questions may dig beyond the surface, and include a social or fiscal adjective, e.g "socially liberal, fiscally conservative." The truth is, in my opinion, summary classifications such as polarization of political position are completely apocryphal.
I recently spoke with a Veteran’s Service Officer who works for a Nationally Recognized Veterans Organization. This individual told me that lately, he has been seeing several letters each week to Veterans who already have rated disabilities which more or less conform to the following example:
“Dear Mr. /Ms. Veteran. We have conducted a review of your service-connected disabilities and have noticed some improvement. Therefore we propose to change your rating from 50% to 10% for your Degenerative Disk Disease.”
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 4, 2014 – In a Nation that favors sound bites over solutions, it should not come as a surprise that the term “political integrity” has become little more than an oxymoron. Ethics be damned: If the Parties can use something to “stimulate the base,” you may rest assured they will pursue it. It is irrelevant whether it makes sense or is morally reprehensible as long as it can be used to extract money and votes. The recent discussion of impeachment and lawsuits are cases in point.
Now that Congress is throwing sixteen-plus billion dollars at the V.A. crisis in the hopes that it will go away, I think it is time to discuss options for how it is spent. More healthcare providers are a common response. What type and at what level is less often mentioned. One functional area which needs improvement is the appointments process. As a semi-outsider trying to get in, it seems like there are a limited number of available appointments. While adding providers and increasing the numbers of appointments available will improve the situation somewhat, it seems to me more is required.
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 14, 2014 – Our political “customs” are in evidence as we see the immigration issue unfold. Recently, over 39,000 families and 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained for entering our southern border illegally. This latest surge adds to the 11-13 million individuals who are estimated to already reside in our country illegally. Yet, our elected officials are calling for emergency measures as if the problem represented a new phenomenon.
Does anyone have a good Q and A you send to candidates? I have a local lady that I would like to send one to.
I guess this is kind of like a political confession of sorts where we all describe out background, then receive our "hugs" in the replies?
I've actually been following the whigs online and on facebook since their facebook account was first brought online. I'm a long time advocate and proud member of the modern whig party! Just finally getting around to joining the forums :)
Okay... well I just wrote a somewhat lengthy post which for some reason does not appear to have been posted. So I will try again, with a shorter version.