Promises made during the presidential campaign - about helping our returning veterans. Will they be kept by the new Obama administration?
That's the question being asked, not just by veterans organizations, but also by regular citizens. Concerned, regardless of their positions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, about health care, mental health treatment, education and jobs for those who we ask to go into harm's way to protect our freedoms.
One caller to News Talk Online on Paltalk.com suggested that the Wall Street bailout was solved in about three days, while the problems with the Veteran's Administration stretch out three decades. But some veterans dispute that.
Don, from Chicago, a disabled veteran, pointed out that a $165 million combined military and veterans hospital, is being built in Illinois.
And John, a veteran from St. Louis, says he's been getting great care at his local VA hospital - with the exception of the inordinate wait in an overtaxed emergency room.
One caller came up with a suggestion made by others previously on News Talk Online - that veterans be given a medical card good at any hospital in the United States. What a simple answer to the problem of veterans who live too far from a VA hospital to get the treatment that they need.
It's gratifying to hear so many Americans, and even citizens of other countries, express their concerns about the treatment of our vets. Let's hope that the incoming Obama administration is listening, and acts accordingly.