Statements about Veterans
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."
In Afghanistan, "it is very, very rare that someone who is killed in action is not killed by an" improvised explosive device, or IED.
"Young veterans have a higher unemployment rate than people who didn’t serve."
Says that President Obama said, "Nobody made these guys go to war. ... Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?"
Says 1,000 World War II veterans die every day.
A government shutdown "could disrupt ... veterans' benefits."
"Veterans can now download their electronic medical records with a click of the mouse."
Says one out of three U.S. homeless men is a veteran.
"Already, the mayor of Green Bay is having ribbon-cutting after ribbon-cutting for economic development around the new VA center."
"Decorated Marine, two-tour Iraq war vet."
Says he was "a Marine during Vietnam."
Obama said troops "whine about bearing the costs" of going to war.
"Todd Staples recently tried to woo his supporters and right-wing base by suggesting the Agriculture Commission cut programs intended to feed the elderly and disabled, many of whom are veterans."
The Department of Veterans Affairs has "a manual out there telling our veterans stuff like, 'Are you really of value to your community?' You know, encouraging them to commit suicide."
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