COULD IT BE, that Bush, Obama, and Hillary’s promises are just hot air? Absolutely! They (Washington’s elite), have been making promises for thirty years, and for thirty years all we get from the fat cats on both sides of the isle is HOT AIR “CAMPAIGN” PROMISES! Enough is absolutely Enough, … so no more hot air, I propose to start a contact your congressman and threaten him that we will work hard to see he/she is put out of office on this single issue. If you are with me you will make sure you pass it on and if you so want I will put my name on it, so the government can come after me. I have had it with how the Government has treated our vets, all they want to do is say you have to turn in your guns, and cannot own a gun! The next thing they will take away their 1,2, amendments and disenfranchise them all together.
My Name is R.S. Helms and I approve and stand behind this message.

The Silent Soldier

Between 20 and 22 Veterans take their own lives every day.  (Photo: Public Domain) Between 20 and 22 Veterans take their own lives every day.
(Photo: Public Domain)

September 27, 2016

By Lorra B.

The Veterans Suicide Hotline, opened in 2007, has been plagued with issues and been in the headlines for the past few years. Poor staff working habits, long wait times, busy signals and troubled veterans being put on hold being just a few of the problems.

The former director of the VA’s Veteran Crisis Line, Greg Hughes, stated that less than five calls a day are being taken by many of the hotline workers and that they leave before their shifts are even over.

In an internal email, Hughes stated that some of the staffers actually “spend very little time on the phone or engaged in assigned productive activity. Coverage at the crisis line suffers because we have staff who routinely request to leave early.”

Perhaps saying ‘No’ to requests…

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