Sometimes exaggerating to the point of absurdity is a way to draw attention to something. And sometimes a story needs no exaggeration at all. It's absurd all on its own. Just take a look at military veterans and their experiences with the VA.
I am just one spouse of many, all caregivers of severely injured and disabled veterans, who have wished to be heard on behalf of our loved ones. Thankfully, our time seems to have come, at least for some of us.
Given our current economic circumstances, we can't reasonably expect government to step in and provide the human resources that veterans and their caregivers need, leaving us with only one viable solution.