Statements about Veterans
"Veterans’ unemployment is actually now lower than (the) general population. It was higher when I came into office."
"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."
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."
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?"
A government shutdown "could disrupt ... veterans' benefits."
"Veterans can now download their electronic medical records with a click of the mouse."
Says he was "a Marine during Vietnam."
Obama said troops "whine about bearing the costs" of going to war.
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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