VoteVets.org has released a new ad today which will run in CA. District 4, home of incumbent John Doolittle. You can watch the ad here. Senator Barack Obama, who sits on the Vet.Affairs Committee, understands the need for increasing the monies for the Dept of Veterans Affairs and has co-sponsored bills to increase Vets medical care coverage.
No matter how you feel about the war in Iraq, you certainly want the over 44,000 injured Vets returning home to get the medical treatement and benefits they deserve. Evidently many of our elected officials don't see it that way. Here is a timeline showing attempts to increase funding for Veterans medical benefits..which were constantly shot down by the Republican-led legislatures, which is pointed out in this article in WaPo.
The most recent article on Veterans health care funding I could find is this one from CSPAN. The vote talley can be found here..only 1 Democrat voted against the funding..the rest were Republicans.
I guess the Republicans are strong on terror, but when it comes to taking care of our Veterans..not so much.
Tags; Politics,Iraq Veterans,Republicans weak on Vets,VA Benefits