Wednesday, October 01, 2008

McPalin Doesn't Give A Crow's Crap For Veterans

Via Crooks & Liars we are directed to Brandon Friedman at Vet Voice. The title of Mr. Friedman's post is telling:
McCain's Miserable Record of Not Supporting America's Troops and Veterans
He has done a ton of research that documents McLiar's distate for supporting the veterans of this country. It's too bad that the McLiar campaign just says something & bingo, it's the truth. Or they deny something & bingo, it's the truth. It's truly disheartening to see this sort of behavior in America in the 21st century. My only solace is that it is the ReThuglican Party. Brandon Friedman's list is a long one, but it would be good for you to print it out so you can present to the wingnuts, not only in your family, but in your neighborhood as well. Here's just one:
McCain Voted Against Increased Funding for Veterans' Health Care. Although McCain told voters at a campaign rally that improving veterans' health care was his top domestic priority, he voted against increasing funding for veterans' health care in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. (Greenville News, 12/12/2007; S.Amdt. 2745 to S.C.R. 95, Vote 40, 3/10/04; Senate S.C.R. 18, Vote 55, 3/16/05; S.Amdt. 3007 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 41, 3/14/06; H.R. 1591, Vote 126, 3/29/07)

2 comments:

nonheroicvet said...

The current issue of VFW Magazine shows the record of both Obama and McCain. The article shows that McCain opposed medical care for Category 8 vets (those with no service connected needs and with higher incomes - a category most vets fall in.) while Obama supported them. The big advantge for most vets isn't the medical care (which is pretty good) it's prescription drugs that are available with a copay of about $7 per month and unlike some parts of the Government, the VA negotiates with drug companies and gets some very good buys.

And from a guy (McCain) who spent his entire life on government health programs. George Bush must be so proud.

shutterwi said...

Thanks you old hippie!