I caught this show on TV, it absolutely disgusts me. We can spend millions on healthcare for illegal immigrants, the ICU care for gangbangers, search and rescues for weekend warriors, corporate bailouts that pay for multi-million dollar bonuses, the list goes on and on. But a paralyzed Iraq war vet isn't disabled enough to get occupational retraining?
Wounded Veterans' New Fight: The VA - CBS Evening News - CBS News
(CBS) Former Army medic Jeremy Smith was wounded and paralyzed in Afghanistan. Clearly qualified for both medical and pension benefits, Smith was surprised when a Veteran's Affairs counselor told him he wasn't disabled enough for vocational benefits.
"How can I not be disabled enough? How much more disabled do I need to be," Smith asked. "Should I go throw myself under a bus real quick?"