How many vets are milking the system to collect PTSD money?

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Big Al

Pahrump, NV

#1 Apr 18, 2012
I wonder how many of the returning vets are milking the system to get PTSD money? I understand it is quite a racket now and will cost a fortune unless it is nipped in the but real soon.
Big Al

Pahrump, NV

#2 Apr 18, 2012
I think Lobotomies would be a much cheaper way to go. They did that to WW2 vets and they didn't complain. Too many whiners today.
Big Al

Pahrump, NV

#3 Apr 18, 2012
Lobotomies would keep them from doing violent things when they get back here again.
Spell Check It

Camp, AR

#4 Apr 19, 2012
Big Al wrote:
Lobotomies would keep them from doing violent things when they get back here again.
So the men and women that make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the U.S. and our freedoms should come home to be lobotomized? You are a piece of garbage.
Your A Moron

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2012
I wonder how many civilians are milking the system to collect welfare money when they could get a damn job?
Unless you've been in the shoes of a veteran coming from a combat situation keep your damn mouth shut. You'll never understand what they and their families go through; or what the country they serve sweeps under the rug to keep from having to acknowledge that there really is a problem. We're failing our own service members by not helping them transition properly to everyday life upon return and it's sickening
vet

Euless, TX

#6 Apr 19, 2012
I'm a veteran, and I can say I am disgusted by how many people I served with get money from PTSD claims. I know exactly what they went through and I can honestly say that I was in more combat than most of the veterans I know that claim PTSD. It's embarrassing to listen to them whine and complain that the VA isn't giving them enough money. People need to man up and quit taking drugs and asking the government for money to solve their problems.
Lobotomies R us

Pahrump, NV

#7 Apr 19, 2012
In WW2 they never complained after they had a Lobotomy. They knew it was for the good of the country so they wouldn't do nasty things once they got back. It also was a lot cheaper than than some of these guys fleecing the system like many are doing today. A way to stop all this would be to stop all these silly little wars now.
Big Al

Pahrump, NV

#8 Apr 19, 2012
Your A Moron wrote:
I wonder how many civilians are milking the system to collect welfare money when they could get a damn job?
Unless you've been in the shoes of a veteran coming from a combat situation keep your damn mouth shut. You'll never understand what they and their families go through; or what the country they serve sweeps under the rug to keep from having to acknowledge that there really is a problem. We're failing our own service members by not helping them transition properly to everyday life upon return and it's sickening
Hey, they weren't drafted, they chose to go fight for BIG OIL and for the trillions in LITHIUM deposits in Afghanistan. Why not nationalize our oil companies like many other countries have and take the stock market out of the equation so we can have cheap gas too like Ecuador and Venezeula.
Your A Moron

United States

#9 Apr 19, 2012
No they weren't drafted, but they made a conscience decision to do something with their lives and sometimes that means going places or doing things that they themselves may not agree with. They can't chose to not be deployed, it comes with the job, the swore the follow orders from those in charge.

As for the ptsd claims, no they aren't all real, however many of them are. Some people can handle seeing/working through combat, others just aren't made that way. However, its their leaders jobs to screen them properly to weed through and make sure those that truly need it get the help they deserve.

Since: Oct 11

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#11 Apr 19, 2012
Piece of garbage is way too pretigious for you Big Al. Please tell us of your military experience. ROTC doesn't count nor does the Boy Scouts. You weren't in WW2 , so what are you using for reference of war or military life beside media outlets? I debate a lot of things on here, but this topic is beyond disrespectful... if anyone needs to be watched, it would be you! Please drop the L off of your name....Big A sums it up nicely.
I support Vets

Little Rock, AR

#12 Apr 19, 2012
Big Al wrote:
I wonder how many of the returning vets are milking the system to get PTSD money? I understand it is quite a racket now and will cost a fortune unless it is nipped in the but real soon.
These Vet that you are talking about just happened to fight for the freedom you have to speak out of them. They deserve everything that they get. Want to cut something cut the welfare and give it to the Vets. These men and women went a scarficed for us, some of their fellow soilders paid the ultimate price for our peace and freedom. So you really need to ask yourself if you are asking the right question. As from I stand your are on the wrong side of the issue.
Vet

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Apr 19, 2012
I'm a Viet Nam Vet and have prided myself for all of these years that I didn't suffer any ill effects of serving there. I was exposed to Agent Orange, shot at, and worked the jungle perimeter at night scared out of my pants at times not knowing if an ambush was just around the next bend of the road. Over the past few years, I have had dreams that wake me up in a sweat and nearly suffocating because I can't breath from them and haven't filed a PTSD Claim yet but am considering it, just not sure how to go about it. My son-in-laws dad filed one and gets $850 a month tax free and he servered in the Air Force at the same time I did and spent his entire time in the States. He claimed that because of what he did, ran computers that did studies on the effects of a nuclear war with Russia and because he had a Top Secret clearance, he couldn't tell people what he did, it bothered him so he filed a PTSD claim and got 50% disability. Those are the claims that piss me off. If I do file and get nothing, I'll really be upset since he got what he did and never left the States.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#15 Apr 19, 2012
Vet wrote:
I'm a Viet Nam Vet and have prided myself for all of these years that I didn't suffer any ill effects of serving there. I was exposed to Agent Orange, shot at, and worked the jungle perimeter at night scared out of my pants at times not knowing if an ambush was just around the next bend of the road. Over the past few years, I have had dreams that wake me up in a sweat and nearly suffocating because I can't breath from them and haven't filed a PTSD Claim yet but am considering it, just not sure how to go about it. My son-in-laws dad filed one and gets $850 a month tax free and he servered in the Air Force at the same time I did and spent his entire time in the States. He claimed that because of what he did, ran computers that did studies on the effects of a nuclear war with Russia and because he had a Top Secret clearance, he couldn't tell people what he did, it bothered him so he filed a PTSD claim and got 50% disability. Those are the claims that piss me off. If I do file and get nothing, I'll really be upset since he got what he did and never left the States.
If you don't how to go about it the place to start is the local VA office. They are very helpful and will answer any questions you have, This in not like being a welfare bum You are a veteran and you have earned it.
Guest

Big Sandy, TN

#16 Apr 19, 2012
Vet wrote:
I'm a Viet Nam Vet and have prided myself for all of these years that I didn't suffer any ill effects of serving there. I was exposed to Agent Orange, shot at, and worked the jungle perimeter at night scared out of my pants at times not knowing if an ambush was just around the next bend of the road. Over the past few years, I have had dreams that wake me up in a sweat and nearly suffocating because I can't breath from them and haven't filed a PTSD Claim yet but am considering it, just not sure how to go about it. My son-in-laws dad filed one and gets $850 a month tax free and he servered in the Air Force at the same time I did and spent his entire time in the States. He claimed that because of what he did, ran computers that did studies on the effects of a nuclear war with Russia and because he had a Top Secret clearance, he couldn't tell people what he did, it bothered him so he filed a PTSD claim and got 50% disability. Those are the claims that piss me off. If I do file and get nothing, I'll really be upset since he got what he did and never left the States.
my hats off to you thanks for serving our country

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#17 Apr 19, 2012
Some people don't seem to understand you don't have to be a man to be a military veteran. I am a Army veteran and always will be.
Guest

Big Sandy, TN

#18 Apr 19, 2012
Amanda two wrote:
Some people don't seem to understand you don't have to be a man to be a military veteran. I am a Army veteran and always will be.
hats off to you for your service also, to all men and women who have served and to those left behind god bless
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Apr 19, 2012
I guess if you think you know someone who is "milking" the system by drawing a service connected compensation then maybe you should join the service and ask to be stationed somewhere that is about to deploy and then serve your time and then see if you can file for the same. If you won't do that then you should probably stop starting drama about our veterans. Of course there are bad apples but don't let them take away from the service and sacrifice true soldiers gave us.
Bill D

Pahrump, NV

#20 Apr 19, 2012
Your A Moron wrote:
No they weren't drafted, but they made a conscience decision to do something with their lives and sometimes that means going places or doing things that they themselves may not agree with. They can't chose to not be deployed, it comes with the job, the swore the follow orders from those in charge.
As for the ptsd claims, no they aren't all real, however many of them are. Some people can handle seeing/working through combat, others just aren't made that way. However, its their leaders jobs to screen them properly to weed through and make sure those that truly need it get the help they deserve.
They can choose a different profession.
Bill D

Pahrump, NV

#21 Apr 19, 2012
I support Vets wrote:
<quoted text> These Vet that you are talking about just happened to fight for the freedom you have to speak out of them. They deserve everything that they get. Want to cut something cut the welfare and give it to the Vets. These men and women went a scarficed for us, some of their fellow soilders paid the ultimate price for our peace and freedom. So you really need to ask yourself if you are asking the right question. As from I stand your are on the wrong side of the issue.
Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not protecting my freedom. They should fight the Patriot Act which takes away our freedoms. Next you'll say that fighting in Korea and Vietnam protected my freedom too. The Middle East Wars are all about OIL and Lithium.

Remember Operation Iraqi Liberation?

O =Operation
I =Iraqi
L =Liberation

Read up on the trillions in Lithium deposits in Afghanistan and you'll know the real reason we are there.

Don't be so Brainwashed.
Bill D

Pahrump, NV

#22 Apr 19, 2012
Amanda two wrote:
Some people don't seem to understand you don't have to be a man to be a military veteran. I am a Army veteran and always will be.
Now you can also be GAY, TRANSGENDERED and a LESBIAN too. I hear the Marine Corps Ball in November will open to CROSS DRESSING as long as the men shave their legs, under arms and HAIRY CHESTS. LOL

The commandant will be taking the SGT. Major of the Marine Corpse. They will be leaving us in suspense as to which one will cross dress until the big nite. LOL

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