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So I ask, because I'm genuinely curious. Why would the GOP want to inject foreign affairs into a domestic issues bill?
Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.
Care to provide the sources for the cuts and the reasons exactly that they were responsible for needing this money now?
This isn't about vilifying the right. They've done it to themselves.
Do you agree with tying in Sanctions against Iran to a domestic issue like Veterans health?
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This is a perfect example of how our representatives really don't care about the average American or military veteran. Both of their priorities are self-serving.
The $21 billion bill, which was written primarily by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, who chairs the veterans committee, would improve veterans’ access to health care services, and expand educational and job training programs for vets. It also aims to reduce the giant claims backlog the Department of Veterans Affairs currently faces.
I love it when Republicans get accused of being 'partisan' especially after the Defense cuts of earlier in the week.
Wonder what is going to happen to the veteran's benefits from that ?
We already know.
Their benefits were SLASHED.!
And for the Democrats to accuse the Right of being partisan ?
Guess CNN and others really haven't paid attention to Capitol Hill for the last 6 years.
The defense cuts from the Democrats from the previous 6 years is the cause of the 'need' for that bill in the first place.
But who cares!
Vilify the right!.edit on 27-2-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)