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"I promised your generation that when your tour comes to an end, when you see our flag, when you touch our soil, you'll be welcomed home to an America that will forever fight for you, just as hard as you've fought for us," he said.
"[N]o one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home," Mr. Obama added. He promoted a program led by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden where 125,000 veterans have been hired by private businesses. He also touted the post-9/11 G.I. bill that provides financial assistance for veterans' higher education.
He said his administration is working to clear the backlog of disability benefits and treatments. "No veteran should have to wait months or years for the benefits that you've earned, so we will continue to attack the claims backlog. We won't let up. We will not let up," he said..
ByLeigh Ann CaldwellCBS NewsNovember 12, 2012, 10:46 AM
originally posted by: SloAnPainful
a reply to: neo96
The clown just needs to step down and admit he's a failure...
The original Constitution provides that if neither the President nor Vice President can serve, the Congress shall provide law stating who is next in line. Currently that law exists as 3 USC 19, a section of the U.S. Code. This law was established as part of the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. There, the following line of succession is provided:
- Speaker of the House of Representatives
- President Pro Tempore of the Senate
- Secretary of State
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Secretary of Defense
- Attorney General
- Secretary of the Interior
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of Commerce
- Secretary of Labor
And in this election year, the GOP decided to make this an issue and make it look like it's Obama's and the Democrat's fault. But they neglect to mention that it was one of "theirs" who sent these people into war in the first place.
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Now in the wake of the ever-burgeoning Veterans Affairs “death list” scandal, The Washington Times is reporting that the Obama-Biden transition team was warned in 2008 that there were problems with the VA’s outpatient scheduling and the administrative procedures for setting waiting times
As Washington Times reporter Jim McElhatton correctly pointed out, the Obama-Biden transition team briefing materials “do not reveal any concerns about outright fraud in manipulating waiting times, but they make repeated references in summarizing past audits and reviews about data accuracy.”
According to the evidence given to Congress, the status reports submitted to the incoming Obama Administration stressed the “problems and causes associated with scheduling, waiting times and wait lists are systemic throughout the VHA (Veterans Health Administration).”
these bills were blocked because the democrats keep putting all of their no veteran entitlement bull# in the bills.
the democrats know that the GOP will block the democrats entitlement bull# so they all it to veterans bills so that they can get them blocked.
many of us veterans know the true story because we did our research on the amendments the democrats added to these veterans bills.