"No" on a procedural vote but "Yes" on passage
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Says Jim Renacci "opposed increasing combat bonuses for our troops."
It grew during the war, but then almost disappeared
"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote."
Is there a slight? It's ever so slight
Says Sherrod Brown’s campaign attacked Josh Mandel’s military service
Rate is high for all young men
"More than one in five of veterans aged 20 to 24 can’t find a job to support their family or to ease the transition to civilian life."
U.S. spending is nearly half the world's total
Says military expenditures for the United States are greater than the combined spending of the next 14 largest nations.
Budget share has been climbing for the last decade
"Creeping defense commitments in (the Middle East) and globally now consume over half the U.S. discretionary budget annually."
Here's why trusting a blog is not always best
"A report in Navy Times said that 7.3 percent of Army, Navy and Marines have thought about attempting suicide."
Actual number of deaths is slightly higher
"From '05 to '09, we've had 1,100 soldiers commit suicide, one every 36 hours."
It's been trending upward for more than a decade
"One of the biggest causes of our soaring debt and economic insecurity ends up being Pentagon spending. The budget for the Pentagon consumes more than half of our discretionary spending."
His medals back up his claim
"Decorated Marine, two-tour Iraq war vet."
He's not the Scrooge he's made out to be
"Ganley said that if elected, he wants to ‘cut the dickens’ out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits."
Longest and still counting
"The War in Afghanistan is officially the longest war Americans have ever been asked to endure."
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