posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 08:07 AM
There is a serious problem with the way this country treats its people after they have proudly and bravely served our country. The wounded aren't
treated with the care they deserve and the benefits veterans receive are not close to adequate.
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Vets
, nearly 400,000 vets experience homelessness sometime during the
year and 200,000 are completely homeless. This is INEXCUSABLE! One out of every 3 homeless persons you see have served their country!
McCain's voting record has shown very little interest in doing right by this country's veterans.
But organizations that have followed the senator's voting record have noted that McCain's actions are rarely in line with the interests of
veterans' organizations. In 2006, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Senator McCain a failing grade of "D" based on his voting
The same year, McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans just 20 percent of the time. The main reason for the low scores is a
consistent pattern by Senator McCain of voting against appropriating money for veterans' health care and disability payments.
According to Disabled American Veterans, McCain voted almost a dozen separate times against spending additional money on veterans' health care in
2005 and 2006, even as hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and filing disability claims with the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
shows McCain's voting record on recent issues. He
voted AGAINST :
S Amdt 2634 to S 2020: To provide an additional $500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010, to be used for readjustment counseling,
related mental health services, and treatment and rehabilitative services for veterans with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or
substance use disorder.
I'm sorry, McCain can claim all sorts of concerns and promises for veterans, but when we look at his voting record (the only real way to see how he
feels), his campaigning words mean nothing. Yes, he served. But he seems to have forgotten something.