Selling Out Our Veterans
I'm beginning to think it's irony week here at The Walsh Watch. Monday, we had a Congressman with the most polluted lake in America with a horrendous record on the environment. Tuesday, we had a Congressman from an economically depressed district without absolutely no plan on the environment. And now today, we have the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veteran Affairs and Related Agencies screwing Veterans. Amazingly, this is all the work of the same Congressman.
Jimbo sure likes his title as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veteran Affairs and the great perks that come with it, he just doesn't think he should actually have to look out for veterans.
Jim and his Republican masters American Legion had some choice words in a letter to the Chairman of the Budget committee:
The American Legion is deeply troubled and cannot support your Committee's proposed Budget resolution... especially the reconciliation instructions targeted at earned veterans' benefits. Reducing mandatory appropriations for veterans' disability compensation, pensions, and education at a time of war is inconsistent with the thanks of a grateful Nation.
It appears the pattern of shortchanging VA medical care continues in the 109th Congress. America's veterans and their families deserve better.
Where are your priorities Jim?
Hat tip to the DCCC.