The newest veterans' group on the block is also the most opaque
If you see Garrett Cathcart's mouth move , its Bernie Marcus hand up his back. Non-partisan my ass. I throw the bull-shit flag on that one. Marcus is a known right wing war monger and the second largest contributor to Donald Trump. This is a NON- transparent right wing organization with deceptive missions.
I’ve been skeptical of MRC as well. There is little to no information on what they’re “Mission” is. Personally I will withhold my donation funds until they provide some specifics.
I personally like the community care initiative. My local counselor, who is a PTSD specialist, is far better than my VA assigned doctor.
My combat unit recently held a reunion and everyone is struggling with the demon. I made it a point to share my success with the local care option, especially for the guys who live in remote areas.
I hope that MRC is going to be an organization for good but it’s really hard to tell. Most important, check on your buddies.
Totally agree about ending forever wars and supporting VA. However if there are private groups that can help vets, why not. Too many who come back from combat deployment or a long deployment fall through the cracks. No one checks in and or follows up on how the vets are doing. If they have a strong family support system, they fare better. But many do not and don’t seek help. There is void that needs to be filled and if the private groups can do it, more power to them!
My name is Rick Gomez, and I am a U.S. Air force Veteran of 28 years. I retired from the USAF in 2007 and have unending difficulty with the VA. I could and may write a book about my VA and U.S. Civil Service experience. I am very qualified to speak to VA, meaning U.S Government, privatization. Your gut instinct is ref MRC and VA privatization is #SpotOn. I would very much like to discuss the topic further with you.
BTW, disregard the #HaterComments in this thread. Your article is excellent and as a Veteran, I appreciate your concern, time, and effort in writing this article. In relative terms, the topic scope is a "Voyage to the Center of the Earth", vice a #RabbitHole. Moreover, VA privatization is SO much more than a #CanOfWorms. It is akin to lopping the side off of an African Termite Mound. Seriously.
I have written a few articles here on #Substack. Please take a moment and read them: (https://rgomez.substack.com). I specialize in Analysis. Yours is a noble and important cause.
Presuming that you have access to my email address as a subscriber, please hit it so we can talk.
I d/n want to present as arrogant, but you WANT to talk with me about your #GreatArticle's topic.
Richard (Rick) Gomez
USAF Veteran, MBA (Aviation)
This article should be proceeded by "WARNING, THIS ARTICLE IS A LEFTIST RANT, WITH NO FOUNDATION. IT'S MAIN PURPOSE IS TO BASH DONALD TRUMP AND THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY"
So in spite of acknowledging he has no evidence of nefarious motives, much less actions, this author “feels” and finds it “difficult to believe” that its bona fides are sufficient for his critical eye.
He also apparently does not either know the difference between “warts” and “worts” or if he does, he does not proofread his own writing.
I suppose that alone makes me feel and find it difficult to believe he is worthy of my time and attention.