Daily Topics - Wednesday June 4th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!!

Join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Congratulations Thom! Thom Hartmann to Receive 2014 Freedom of Speech Award

Hour One: Maureen Dowd Ate Too Much Pot In Denver And Freaked Out... / PLUS, POWs & Families Now on the RightWing Hate List

Hour Two: Who should be the ambassador to Somalia?

Hour Three: No soldier left behind...? Neil McCabe, Guns & Patriots Newsletter

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DFMM 2 years 16 weeks ago
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All vets are eligible for VA medical;

Thom said something like vets who are not disabled or injured in combat are not eligible for VA. I'm not sure of all the details but I think any vet is eligible for VA health care if they are below an income threshold. I suspect that that was one of the things that contributed to the VA wait time; when the recession hit and vets ---along with everyone else--- lost jobs and health care; they were below the income threshold and more of them applied for VA medical adding to the backlog.

We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy

Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in America in the American public media?"

In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:

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