Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump regime guts vets' PTSD treatment

If you're a chickenhawk like Donald Trump, you're to shut your mouth about this topic, because you don't know a fucking thing about it.

Under Trump, the Department of Veterans Affairs is gutting group therapy programs for combat vets who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Trump's VA is closing these programs or ordering them to move to bad locations where participants receive no privacy.

The VA is also retaliating against employees who criticize these changes by demoting them.

The department is also trying to replace these treatments with medications that participants find ineffective.

Robert Wilkie - the Jesse Helms and Trent Lott protege who Trump appointed to head the VA - lied and said the group therapy sessions were ineffective. Its participants say that's nonsense. Wilkie had also helped cover up the Bush regime's lies that led to the Iraq War - and he has praised the Confederate cause as "honorable" and has said abolitionists were "enemies of liberty."

This comes at the same time that the VA is privatizing some of its mental health services. Knowing the atrocious record of America's private healthcare industry, that's like turning over our school system to Brossart.

The Trump thugocracy certainly is not patriotic, as it does not care about veterans.

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