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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 01:38 PM
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Summary: GOP ignored warnings on veterans
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http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/12150597.htm

Summary: GOP ignored warnings on veterans

Associated Press


SHORTFALL WARNING: Several House Republicans cautioned that not enough money was being budgeted this year for veterans health care given the number of soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

ALARM IGNORED: The House refused to provide more money. Two of the congressmen who sounded the alarm were pulled from their committee chairmanships.

BUSTED BUDGET: The predictions of too few dollars for veterans care proved accurate. The Bush administration has now acknowledged a shortfall of at least $1.2 billion, and embarrassed Republican lawmakers are scrambling to provide it.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 01:40 PM
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1. Republicans don't care for our veterans.
And they wonder why enlistments are down?
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 01:44 PM
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2. ("Support our troops")
This constitutes one more proof of neoconservative empty rhetoric, mendacity, and a modus operandi of ignoring the truth until it absolutely cannot be ignored any longer.
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 02:08 PM
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3. Not to mention Killing the Messenger
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-05 02:45 PM
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4. Especially since I wrote my Senator specifically about this issue
But Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson is too busy whoring for the defense industry to worry about the men and women that use the weapons.

As a life member of the DAV and PVA (Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America), I am well aware of VA shortfalls, not just though my experiences at the VAMC but from the hue and cry raised by fellow veterans. The DAV has railed against this administration's cutbacks but no one in Washington seemed to listen.

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