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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:39 PM
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From the new Presidential website...
Barack Obama and Joe Biden are committed to creating a 21st Century Department of Veterans' Affairs that provides the care and benefits our nation's veterans deserve. They will:

* Allow All Veterans Back into the VA: Reverse the 2003 ban on enrolling modest-income veterans, which has denied care to a million veterans.
* Strengthen VA Care: Make the VA a leader of national health care reform so that veterans get the best care possible. Improve care for polytrauma vision impairment, prosthetics, spinal cord injury, aging, and women's health.
* Combat Homelessness among Our Nation's Veterans: Establish a national "zero tolerance" policy for veterans falling into homelessness by expanding proven programs and launching innovative services to prevent veterans from falling into homelessness.
* Fight Employment Discrimination: Crack down on employers who commit job discrimination against guardsmen and reservists.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/veterans /

I'm one of the vets who can't get care because I have a "moderate income". But even if Obama can't deliver on the promises that were made to me and others like me, I like the rest of his program.


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:41 PM
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1. I especially like his stand on homelessness
but let's hope he is able to come through on all these issues.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:18 PM
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2. I hope so,too
if he doesn't,It will be because of stonewalling by the likes of Cornyn..
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