Bachmann plan would cut veterans benefits

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    The tea party is 'for the people'...yea right!

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    Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has unveiled a plan for cutting $400 billion in federal spending that includes freezing Veterans Affairs Department health care spending and cutting veterans’ disability benefits.

    Her proposed VA budget cuts would account for $4.5 billion of the savings included in the plan, posted on her official House of Representatives website.

    Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, said cutting veterans’ health care spending is an ill-advised move at a time when the number of veterans continues to grow as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sullivan said he finds it difficult to see how VA could freeze health care costs without hurting veterans.

    “It is really astonishing to see this,” he said.

    Bachmann plan would cut veterans benefits - Air Force Times

    Disabled Veterans Decry Wrongheaded, ‘Heartless’ Budget Cuts

    WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) wanted to make a name for herself by proposing to cut funding for veterans health care and disability compensation, she has succeeded. “Such an ill-advised proposal is nothing short of heartless,” according to Disabled American Veterans Washington Headquarters Executive Director David W. Gorman.

    “It is unconscionable that while our nation is at war someone would even think of forcing our wounded warriors to sacrifice even more than they already have,” Gorman said. “Their injuries and disabilities were the result of their service to the nation, and our nation must not shirk its responsibilities toward them. How do you tell a veteran who has lost a limb that he or she has not sacrificed enough? Yet Rep. Bachmann wants to do just that.”

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    Budget cuts may hit homeless vets
    March 1, 2011 WASHINGTON -- Among the more controversial GOP budget cut proposals is an effort to kill $75 million that's slated to house homeless veterans.
     
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    Those who have served our country deserve better...

    Technicality Keeps Thousands of Post-9/11 Vets from VA Benefits
    Nov 14, 2015 | Nearly 30,000 post-9/11 combat veterans -- some of whom have been waiting for years -- are still without Department of Veterans Affairs health benefits due to a technicality more than three months after a whistleblower brought the issue to light.
     
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    for Starters lets deal with the first lie. Bachmann is not from the Tea Party. she has been in office way before the Tea party came around. so right off you aren't to be taken serious.

    And, We haven't seen any Democrat submit anything asking for more be given to our vets. Usually you all are wailing how we SPEND too much on the military. so there's your second strike. so you all only care when you can use it to bludgeon someone with. so go call her and bitch to her about it.
     
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    Do idiotic left wing "alleged" Veteran affairs proponents think that the Barry Hussein administration is the standard by which V.A.treatment should be judged? Only a moron would try to accuse republicans of ,yada yada bad water and reduction of V.A. benefits when we saw the worst possible treatment of Vets under the Hussein administration.
     
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    It's the double standards and dirty politics usual from the Democrats. What are they going to run on. How under Obama our Vets were treated the shoddiest ever?
     

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