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Old 07-06-2014, 12:39 PM  
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Who's to blame for Veterans poor care?

. 2014 - Led by Mitch McConnell, Republicans filibuster a bill that would have boosted funding for the VA by $21 billion, expanded benefits, and repealed cuts pushed through under the Ryan budget deal.

2. 2013 - Paul Ryan's budget CUTS $6-billion from Veteran Benefits.

3. 2012 - Republicans block seven other bills that would have helped Veterans and the VA: H.R. 466, H.R. 1168, H.R. 1171, H.R. 1172, H.R. 1293, H.R. 1803, and H.R. 2352

4. 2012 - Republicans filibuster a bill that would have adjusted VA benefits to keep up with inflation.

5. 2012 - Republicans block a bill that would have provided job training for returning war veterans.

6. 2012 - Republicans block bill that would have help create jobs for return Iraq and Afghan veterans:

7. 2011 - Republican Michele Bachmann proposes cutting $4.5 billion from the VA, including capping heathcare benefits and cutting disability payments.

8. 2011 - Republcans filibuster jobs bill that would have provide incentives for business to hire returning Veterans.

9. 2010 - Republicans filibuster bill that would have provided benefits for homeless Veterans.

10. 2007 - George Bush vetos H.R. 1591 that would have increased VA health care spending.

11. 2004 - George Bush cuts $2 billion in funding for VA Health care.

12. 2003 - Bush cuts $1.5 billion Veteran Funding.

13. 2003 - Bush cuts $2 billion in Veterans health care.

14. 2003 - Bush administration budget cuts force 200,000 to wait 6 months for health care.

15. 1999 - In spite of Warning from the VA that their Hospitals were "in crisis," Republicans (who control congress at the time) block a bill to increase VA health care funding.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:21 AM  
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Who's to blame? Our government!
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:05 PM  
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Who's to blame? Our government!
Can't blame the Republicans even when it's their fault?
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:14 PM  
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The republicans are part of the government aren't they? I am unafiliated so I don't have a party to defend as some do. Here's another take on the blame game;

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/1...rting-veterans
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In order to be honest about the VA problem, one has to go back some time to when the Civil Service laws were changed by a Congress dominated by Democrats. It effectively made it almost impossible to fire inept and crooked civil servants and has lead to this atmosphere of total unaccountability to anyone.

House Republicans with Democrat support passed a comprehensive bill designed to allow for the discharge of civil servants guilty of creating this DVA mess. Where is it? Held up in the Senate by a DEMOCRAT Majority Leader and DEMOCRAT committee chairmen.
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