Statements about Veterans

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate approved a bill "denying veterans the right to recover their medical costs for cancers they developed while serving their country."

Says the Obama administration is handing out a pamphlet titled, "What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting"

40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

Ann Kuster turned "a blind eye to those in need of funding" by voting "against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health."

Says U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "voted to cut off Florida’s veterans and their benefits."

"(Texas Republicans) believe in abolishing Social Security, abolishing V.A. health care."

"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."  

Says by rejecting an expansion of Medicaid under the new law, Georgia was depriving 25,000 veterans of health care coverage.

"Despite having their budget increased by over 40 percent since 2009 … pending claims for benefits with the (Department of Veterans Affairs) have increased from 391,000 to 890,000 under the Obama Administration."

New Hampshire is currently the only state in the nation that does not have a full-service veterans hospital or equivalent access.

Says veterans’ disability claims backlog doubled in Obama’s first term.

"Veterans’ unemployment is actually now lower than (the) general population. It was higher when I came into office."

"Tea Party Congressman Frank Guinta voted for billions in cuts to veterans programs."

U.S. House opponent Paul Ryan supports "cutting funding for veterans by 24 percent."

"There are close to 900,000 unemployed veterans in America right now."

Virginia "is home to more veterans per capita than any state in America."

President Obama budget request for veterans is "more than double the amount in constant dollars appropriated in 1980, when the veterans population was larger by a third."

Says Jon Runyan voted to "end programs to aid homeless veterans."

"A little less than 50 percent of the people in this country depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."

"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."  

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