Republican Hypocrisy: “I thought that maybe, just on this issue, this Senate could come together and do the right thing for our veterans,” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters after the bill was sent back to his committee. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/veterans-benefits-senate-republicans-104060#ixzz42xrEd3kv
Military Groups Blast Republicans For Killing A Bill To Support Veterans
60 votes were needed to waive the budget rule but 41 of 45 Republicans voted against it, effectively killing the bill. The measure, sponsored by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), collapsed after failing to garner enough Republican votes to waive the VA spending cap established in a budget deal Congress and President Obama approved in December. Sanders’s office estimated that the VA legislation would have cost $20 billion over 10 years.
Republicans block Senate bill to boost veterans' benefits
When????We're not going to be intimidated on this," said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee. "We're going to do the right things for the veterans of America." Really now, when will this happen?
That makes a lot of sense. In fact, it's gotten worse. Our military sent some troops in without the equipment they need, such as Kelvar vests. Think they gave a crap. it wasn't their kids. Imagine your family having to purchase one because the military is short handed. If you don't have the money to equip your troops, don't go to war!!!!