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Saturday, January 29, 2011

not too much to add here

she's in her own world. what sort of person would want to send our men and women into war THEN IF THEY COME BACK DENY THEM FULL BENEFITS? you tell me you fuckers who elected  her. you just tell me

Bachmann eyes cuts to veterans health benefits
By Sahil Kapur
WASHINGTON – Tea party hero Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) this week proposed a blueprint to eliminate $400 billion from the federal budget, which included billions in cuts to veterans' health care and disability benefits.
Her plan would freeze health care funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and slash $4.5 billion in disability benefits to military veterans.
Bachmann posted the document on her official Web site, calling the spending cuts "real and necessary" to avoid increasing the debt ceiling above $14.3 trillion. She supports the United States wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..............

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Slams Bachmann's Proposed Benefit Cuts

Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) budget proposal to impose freezes and cuts on veterans' benefits is now picking up the scathing objections of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Some key quotes from the organization's press release:
"No way, no how, will we let this proposal get any traction in Congress," said Richard L. Eubank, the national commander of the 2.1 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries.


"I want the congresswoman to join us in a tour of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Poly Trauma Center the next time she's in her home district to witness firsthand the great work the VA does every day to heal their wounds and ease their pain. Then I want her to look those disabled veterans in the eye and tell them their service and sacrifice is too expensive for the nation to bear.

"The day this nation can't afford to take care of her veterans is the day this nation should quit creating them," said Eubank..................