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Patty Murray
Last week Keegan Hamilton penned a post on The Daily Weekly about Sen. Patty Murray's efforts to get the Department of Defense to

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Comment of the Day: Military Mental-Health Care, Patty Murray and Déjà vu All Over Again

patty murray06.jpg
Patty Murray
Last week Keegan Hamilton penned a post on The Daily Weekly about Sen. Patty Murray's efforts to get the Department of Defense to revamp its behavioral health and suicide-prevention programs, and also a scathing report about the state of mental health treatment in the military recently released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

As Hamilton's post noted:

Ever since the controversy erupted last year over hundreds of questionable PTSD diagnosis reversals at Murray Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Murray has been leading the charge trying to compel the military brass to address the issue. On Monday, Murray, the chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced a bill that would dramatically alter the way the military treats soldiers with PTSD.

And ...

Meanwhile, this morning NAMI released a report entitled "Parity for Patriots," which slammed the Pentagon and VA's approach to mental health care. Full of facepalm-inducing statistics (for instance: "One active duty soldier takes his or her own life every 36 hours, and one veteran every 80 minutes."), the report recommends that military leaders must be held accountable for stigma and suicide, and suggests that soldiers be awarded purple hearts for "psychological wounds."

The post riled up commenter Jim S., who writes:

Murray continuing to show her conservative side, or what is still called conservatism:

It All Boils Down To, DeJa-Vu all over again:

No Revenues {nor private capital economic investments, free market capitalism} = No Sacrifice = No Support = DeJa-Vu all over again!. Now a decade and counting, told to go shopping, added to the previous decades of under funding the VA, while the peoples reps Still try and lay blame on the Agency, after rubber stamping wars and costs of and those represented cheer on these wars!

While the wealthy and other investors garner their booty, still, from both and many have the chutz•pa to call themselves more patriotic{?} then others wrapped in those false flags, using false slogans and various cheap symbols of and then seek one day events or parades to wave all that patriotism, call it "Supporting the Troops", then go home and either ignore or forget about those that actually sacrificed for the country!

USN '67-'71 All Shore GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71

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