Showing posts with label Tony Leon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tony Leon. Show all posts

Nov 11, 2012

Happy Veterans Day

Keith Roberts - Jailed and convicted
thorough prosecution
by
Wisconsin U.S. Atty, Steven Biskupic
for tenaciously pursuing
his disability benefits claims

"I had this conversation with a guy in the [George W. Bush] White House, the liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs. This was during the Bush Administration. He said, if we were to keep every promise that we made to the veterans, it would bankrupt us as a nation."
- Veterans' advocate, Steve Robinson (U.S. Army combat veteran, Rangers and Special Operations) [Quote is from a piece in the Executive Intelligence Review (subscription required)]

This is Veterans Day. Not Austerity day.

It's absurd to contend we cannot afford as a society to make good on the promises we make to our service members.

Lest we lose our soul as a nation, we can cannot afford not to keep our promises.

So, please consider this when the Third Way, Alan Simpson and company push President Obama to trash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans' benefits and education.

Committing this travesty has been the policy objective of the American Enterprise Institute, the Bush administration and neocons for decades, and has been rejected thoroughly in our elections last week, with Republicans hanging onto to the House only through gerrymandered congressional districts.

This Veterans Day, I salute my father, Tony Leon (U.S.Army), Keith Roberts (U.S. Navy), Robert Walsh (U.S. Army), the UW-Madison Veterans Law Center and Gordon Duff (U.S. Marines).

Thank you for your service.

Nov 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day for me is honoring our veterans by identifying veterans' enemies and allies.

Happy Veterans Day, Tony Leon, attorney Bob Walsh, and everyone at the Veterans Today network.

Happy Veterans Day, Anthony Hardie, Lem Genovese, Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans, Keith Roberts, and the other 26-million veterans.

As for enemies of veterans, think and fight every right-wing think tank, AP writer Allen Breed, and every VA-system bureaucrat who thinks screwing our veterans out of their benefits is their job.

And that goes double for the congressional SuperCommittee now contemplating how badly they want to betray our most recent veterans.

May 20, 2011

Happy 50th Anniversary Tony and Anita; Happy Birthday Tony

It's been said you cannot choose your parents.
Summer 2010

This is true. And I lucked out and hit the jackpot.

Seeing people as people is the value you live; and provided for your children to draw upon.

Since my young childhood this strength has felt as deep and natural a part of me as my breathing.

Thank you, and:

Congratulations!

Your Loving Son,

Mike