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Bernie Sanders: Veterans Care Is A ‘Moral Responsibility’

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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

I understand; this is the question(s) that I was refering to however-

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???


Trump has donated (allbeit sparce) to our vets as the links that I posted originally show-

I know the history of Trump and @ Spiramirabilis yes, I understand; What, if any thing has Clinton or Rubio done (donation wise) for our Vets?

Believe me, our choices are not the greatest, but




posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: ANNED
This is why i as a veteran do not trust Sanders.

"In addition to his civil rights activism during the 1960s and 1970s, Sanders was active in several peace and antiwar movements. He was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Student Peace Union while attending the University of Chicago. Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War; his application was eventually turned down, at which point he was too old to be drafted."

So, are telling me that being against war is equivalent to being against vets? Sorry, that's just dumb. In turn, you have all of these chickenhawks who dodged service but never met a war they didn't want to send somebody else's kid to die in. And they don't support the needs of the homecoming vets! I see a pattern here, but it is not the one you are laying out for us.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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Is this the same Bernie Sanders who thinks Illegal Immigrants deserve healthcare and Education?? While he bloviates about Veterans??

Yeah, I thought so.



posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 03:13 AM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
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!


People should really do their own research before they decide to open their mouths. But since your supporting "your guy" I guess it's alright to throw out baseless accusations.

Trump mulls debate boycott unless CNN donates $5M to Wounded Warriors
Donald Trump donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Wounded Warrior Project in 2013

Trump wanted $5M from the republican debates to go to veterans charities, but CNN wouldn't have any of it. From the looks of it Trump is the only candidate who is actively doing something to help the vets and he's not even elected yet.

Bernie on the other hand is already in a position to help veterans considering he is Chairman of the Senate Committee of Veterans Affairs... which has done next to nothing for veterans since he took the position in 2013. Are you expecting something different as POTUS?
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posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: Konduit
People should really do their own research before they decide to open their mouths.


Hmm...


Bernie on the other hand is already in a position to help veterans considering he is Chairman of the Senate Committee of Veterans Affairs... which has done next to nothing for veterans since he took the position in 2013.


Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is the Chairman of the Senate Committee of Veterans Affairs. He has been since January of 2015.

How Bernie Sanders Fought for Our Veterans

In spite of—or perhaps because of—his aversion to war, Sanders has a long history of committed service to veterans.


Bernie Sanders, champion of vets

Sanders has been at the forefront of battles to improve healthcare and benefits for vets, expand employment opportunities for vets after they return home from battle, and improve the Veterans Administration after the scandals that plagued the system.


Senate rejects bill on veterans benefits

Sen Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee who authored the bill, argued that many provisions in the bill have won bipartisan support in other pieces of pending legislation before Congress.

The legislation would have restored cost-of-living increases for the pensions of future military retirees; expanded VA health care by allowing acquisition of 27 new medical facilities and paid for reproductive services for 2,300 troops wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

It also would have expanded compensation for family caregivers of disabled veterans — something now provided for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan — to families of veterans of all wars.

The bill was supported by nearly all veterans groups.


Bernie Sanders isn't donating millions of dollar to non-profit organizations...but then again, he doesn't have millions of dollars to spend. Bernie Sanders net worth is $700,000. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is estimated to have $4 billion. Some perspective; that five million is just over 1% of Trump's net worth.



posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 05:01 AM
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Bernie Sanders Wiki

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015



posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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So you're just going to repeat what I said? OK.

Let's focus on what you said about 'nothing' being done during Sanders' tenure as committee chair;
Veterans legislation of the 113th Congress

To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center" (H.R. 3302)

Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller

H.R. 3302 renames the VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla., to the “C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Status: Public Law 113-49 (Signed 11/13/2013)

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 (S. 893)

Introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders

S.893 increases disability compensation, clothing allowance, and survivor benefits equal to the 2013 Social Security COLA – a 1.5 percent increase.

Status: Public Law 113-52 (Signed 11/21/2013)

VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013 (H.R. 1402)

Introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman

H.R. 1402 extends funding for a number of VA programs through the 2015 fiscal year, including VA’s authority to operate its adaptive sports program for disabled veterans as well as nursing home services for certain veterans.

Status: Public Law 113-59 (Signed 12/20/2013)

Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act (S. 1471)

Introduced by Sen. Dan Coats

S. 1471 gives the Department of Veterans Affairs and Army Secretaries the authority to exhume from national cemeteries the remains of individuals who have committed capital crimes.

Status: Public Law 113-65 (Signed 12/20/2013)

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230)

Introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers

H.R. 3230 will improve access to care for veterans seeking medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Status: Public Law 113-146 (Signed 8/7/2014)

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2014 (S. 2258 5404, as amended)

Introduced by Senator Mark Begich

H.R. 5404, would authorize a cost-of-living adjustment for disabled veterans receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other compensation for survivors of veterans who have died as a result of their service to our country.

Status: Public Law 113-181 (Signed 9/26/2014)


Is that enough? Let's check the record, Armed Forces and National Security Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Bernard Sanders

There are 530 pieces of legislation in that list. Not all of them are specifically about veterans, but they're there. Just in his time as chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs he introduced 25 bills in regards to veterans! That's more than one bill per month in a two year span.

Stop being disingenuous.



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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As evidenced by: KEY ACTIONS



Authored the historic Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act to improve care and increase accountability at the VA.

Co-sponsored the Post-9/11 GI Bill to allow a new generation of veterans, servicemembers and dependents to seek a college degree.

Co-sponsored the Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act, to ensureVA facilities meet the needs of women veterans, and require every VA medical center to have obstetricians or gynecologists on staff.

Introduced legislation to restore all cuts to military pensions.



As President, Sen. Sanders will:




Fully fund and expand the VA so that every veteran gets the care that he or she has earned and deserves.

Substantially improve the processing of Veterans’ claims for compensation.

Expand the VA’s Caregivers Program.

Expand mental health service for Veterans.

Make comprehensive dental care available to all veterans at the VA.




edit on 4-1-2016 by Gumerk because: clarification



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 08:00 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.


Facts of what Bernie has done positive for veterans are abundant and clear, so you should have one to name now.

And Bernie didn't just start supporting veterans come election time, he has a long detailed history of being pro veterans while a politician.
edit on 4-1-2016 by Gumerk because: clarification



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Gumerk

Veteran care at the VA still is so below par, than it would have to vastly improve in order to simply suck!

I'm working on my 6th decade on this planet, the VA has reeked for as long as I can remember under every president.

Believe the Bernie if you want, I'm not holding my breath.



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