Statements about Veterans

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."

Health care reform will not affect veterans' benefits.

It is "the Department of Homeland Security's view that returning military veterans and gun owners are likely to commit terrorist acts."

The Senate version of the economic stimulus package includes "millions of dollars to World War II Filipino veterans in the Philippines."

"I have a perfect voting record from organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and all the other veterans service organizations."

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