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Bernie Sanders: Veterans Care Is A ‘Moral Responsibility’

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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Veterans is one of those places that Sanders really pulls away from the pack. Sanders simply wants them to get what they earned through their service to our country. Taking care of our veteranss is not something new to Sanders, in the past he has fought for our vets and as president he would continue his fight against the scandalous treatment of our veterans.


On Sunday morning, Bernie Sanders addressed the Veterans’ Affairs scandals during an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” During the six-minute segment, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate made it clear that he believes taking care of military veterans is a high priority. He outlined plans to address long wait times and hinted at criminal prosecution for those who falsified documents and “gamed” the system.


An interesting thought, prosecute those responsible for the scandalous treatment of our vets, sounds like something Iceland would do!


Schieffer hit Bernie Sanders hard with questions regarding the long wait times and lack of care many veterans have endured with the VA. Bernie Sanders is the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and interview hit on some important points for those who rely on the service to get their medical care.

Sanders addressed the problem as a multi-faceted issue.

“What’s very clear to everybody right now is that in many parts of the country the VA simply do not have the doctors and the staff to make sure the veterans got timely care. The system was then gamed, which is absolutely reprehensible, which must be dealt with through criminal prosecution … We must be sure that never happens again.


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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Can you name me one candidate in the past 20 years that has been against veterans?

I get so tired of politicians saying that this time the veterans will be taken care of.

This time, the check is really in the mail? This time, you'll respect me in the morning?

I've heard it all before. Every candidate is always going to do more for veterans and every candidate promptly ignores veterans after they get elected.

Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Sanders supporters will have you believe that this is a brand new idea concocted by Bernie himself....



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I call BS on your overly opinionated and fact less post as you can see Sanders has worked for our veterans!

can you say that for, hialry, Trump or Rubio?

what has the Donald done for americas veterans???


The Senate has passed the Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill that will allow vets to go to private providers if they can’t get an appointment at a VA facility, and fund the building of 26 with only three Republicans voting no.

The Republican brigade of senators who claim that the bill is too expensive was led by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who claimed that bill creates a new unlimited “entitlement for veterans.” He said that three years worth of spending on vets is too much, and he demanded that the Senate offset the cost with spending cuts. Sessions said that he can’t suggest to his colleagues that the budget violation in the bill be waived.


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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:19 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.

Maybe...but one person can't control all the votes. However, voting records are available for inspection, and they would tell the story. Wouldn't it make sense to see if Sanders votes the same way that he talks before calling him names?



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.

Maybe...but one person can't control all the votes. However, voting records are available for inspection, and they would tell the story. Wouldn't it make sense to see if Sanders votes the same way that he talks before calling him names?


I've seen some of his voting records and it shows him to be a liar or a hypocrite at the very least...



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

If he's the chairman, then he's theoretically aligned with the party in power. That's how you gain a chairmanship.

So if this scandal went down while he was chairman, then supposedly, it was his people who held the majority position on that committee and it was his voice that called up the proposals that committee took a look at, discussed and voted on. His proposals to fix this should have been simple to move out of committee to the floor unless he didn't propose them or proposed things to out of line that no one would support him.

PS - As an independent, how did Bernie get a committee chairmanship? Not so independent I guess.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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Yeah funk all of them except maybe Trump monkey but I am still not voting as I am not participating in the economy as much as possible and I sure as # am not voting for a country I have no stake in anymore.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

I can't say that for ANY politician. Trump has an excuse. HE'S NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN!

If you think that THIS TIME, it'll be different, then good for you.

I feel like Charlie Brown and Lucy is holding the football saying that this time it'll be different.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: jheated5

Too much Koolaid and not enough facts, makes your post weak and pointless, when we're considering the big picture!

Post failed so please try again!



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy



Can you name me one candidate in the past 20 years that has been against veterans?

Can you name one that has gone out of his way to make things better for veterans?



Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.

So you are clueless on how things work huh? Just because he is the chairman doesn't mean he gets what he wants.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: DBCowboy



Can you name me one candidate in the past 20 years that has been against veterans?

Can you name one that has gone out of his way to make things better for veterans?



Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.

So you are clueless on how things work huh? Just because he is the chairman doesn't mean he gets what he wants.


I can't name one politician that has done anything positive for veterans.

And if the Chairman isn't responsible, then I don't know how to draw pictures so you'd understand.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Trump has billions if he was concerned about veterans there are plenty of things he could have done, from lobbying to help our vets, to improving their medical treatment1

Trump simply didn't care enough to put any effort or money into improving the treatment of our veterans!



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: jheated5

Too much Koolaid and not enough facts, makes your post weak and pointless, when we're considering the big picture!

Post failed so please try again!



You fail! I don't need to try at all, is voting record is there for all to see! When it comes to the big picture he's been scribbling all over it with a black marker. The guys a politician and you and his supporters are to blind to see it for yourself. ( I won't call you uneducated,
although I know that's your fav buzzword for people who don't support THE BERN)



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Mr. Trump has long been a devoted supporter of veteran causes. In 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of World War II, only 100 spectators watched New York City’s Veteran Day Parade. It was an insult to all veterans. Approached by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chief of New York City’s FBI office, Mr. Trump agreed to lead as Grand Marshall a second parade later that year. Mr. Trump made a $1 million matching donation to finance the Nation’s Day Parade. On Saturday, November 11th, over 1.4 million watched as Mr. Trump marched down Fifth Avenue with more than 25,000 veterans, some dressed in their vintage uniforms. A month later, Mr. Trump was honored in the Pentagon during a lunch with the Secretary of Defense and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff.

www.donaldjtrump.com...
www.looktothestars.org...
www.usnews.com...

There is more but....mehhhhh The Trump haters will be along soon.....
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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: DBCowboy



Can you name me one candidate in the past 20 years that has been against veterans?

Can you name one that has gone out of his way to make things better for veterans?



Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.

So you are clueless on how things work huh? Just because he is the chairman doesn't mean he gets what he wants.


I can't name one politician that has done anything positive for veterans.

And if the Chairman isn't responsible, then I don't know how to draw pictures so you'd understand.


You act as if Bernie Sanders is the only person in this history of the world to serve as the Chairman. He's been the Chairman for, about three years?

Yeah! Let's blame him for stuff that's been happening for decades!



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Good for him!

What are you/Trump expecting? The entire world to collectively drop to their knees to embrace his warm and luminescent touch?

I wonder if Trump knows what percentage of minorities are veterans, and if he'd still feel comfortable deporting/forcing them to wear special badges.

Also - if he wasn't married, he'd date his daughter.

And bang.

And, "it's cute."

Sickening.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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Sanders is not currently the chairman of the committee. Senator Johnny Isakson (GA) currently holds that position.

Sanders was chairman from 2013 to 2015. Under his chairmanship the Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill was passed in the Senate. Once it was reconciled with the corresponding House bill, the The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was signed by President Obama.

Sanders made a very good point when he spoke about the bill from the Senate floor. Sanders pointed out that Congress funded the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with emergency funding and the costs of the VA is less than 1% of what they spent on the wars.

If the US government can waste 6 Trillion Dollars on making war, then a couple of Billion dollars to help veterans is a small price to pay to help those brave men and women who got screwed up making the military-industrial complex rich.


-dex



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Wow great reply, you showed intelligence and maturity by posting fact rather than BS.

Let me buy ya one!

Thanks! that was an interesting point that Trump has helped our veterans, Sanders and Trump so different, yet they have a few similarities.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Like him or not, he has done great things. He is a no Shull Bit person. The haters will continue to hate. I'm ready, It's going to be an interesting ride.




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