Statements about Veterans

"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."  

Says when she "helped get $15 billion more for veterans care, Kucinich voted No."

Says critics called the original GI Bill "welfare."

"Before this day is out, 18 more veterans will have taken their own lives.  That is the daily average, it is intolerable, and it has to stop." 

"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."

President Obama has "said he is going to cut veterans' benefits."

Says President Obama "helped more than half a million veterans and military family members go to college through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill."

While CEOs of some large charities have big salaries, the heads of some veterans groups do the job for free.

The United States "won every major battle" of the Vietnam War. "Every single one."

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