Watch out, folks. Little Raining Cloud is on the warpath again – and this time, she’s after our veterans.
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Brian Schatz, (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, are demanding that Veterans Administration officials start preparing for war…against climate change. Yes. Don’t bother getting your eyes checked; you read that right.
In a recent six-page letter to Veterans Administration officials, Warren and Schatz note that, although resources are limited, priorities need to be adjusted to include things of the utmost importance to the VA. You know…like getting ready for the threat of extreme weather events and natural disasters, such as the sky falling.
Warren and Schatz make sure the VA is aware…that they are aware…of its mission. But watch the way they include their own agenda.
“Strengthening the VA’s resilience to climate change is consistent with the agency’s mission to deliver timely, high-quality care and benefits to America’s veterans.”
Very sneaky, you two!
The agency has already released updates, but these two storm-chasing legislators want to see more information about how changes in weather patterns and extreme events, like natural disasters and such, could harm existing VA locations. Oh, and they also want to see the department’s detailed climate preparation plans from the last five years. Does this remind anybody else of the movie Office Space (1999)? Did you get the memo, VA officials? If you could just go ahead and get those reports on Warren’s desk by Monday, that’d be greaaat.
“The VA and the veterans it serves are not immune to threats posed by climate change,” Warren’s official website states.
Is this how Warren intends to undermine our military? By using climate change scare tactics to make unreasonable demands (for instance, submitting these apocalyptic preparedness plans and possible-harm predictions) of an already beleaguered department?
Here’s an idea, Liz. Maybe you could quit with the alarmist routine…and instead focus on how the administration can better serve the needs of veterans who have served us. Two things, right off the top of my head: 1) More funding for VA research to understand, diagnose, and treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and 2) Easier access to healthcare facilities and specialists, particularly for veterans in rural areas.
Climate change activists seemingly want to shame us all into submission. I say the shame’s on you, Senator Warren. Do you never shrink from pushing your phony-baloney agenda to attack and destroy America?