Republicans love using veterans for political props as much as they love pretending to be working class heroes. But since chicken sh*t hawks love it when some middle-class parent’s kid does the fighting to fatten their defense portfolios, it’s important to expose them as such whenever humanly possible. One of the most egregious and mind-boggling hypocrisies (and in the time it took me to write that the GOP just made another one) is when Republicans cut veterans’ benefits — all while hypocritically draping themselves in the flag and whoring it out like it was a brothel worker.
After proposing countless cuts to Veterans in the past, Republicans are once again poised to cut veteran benefits. Perhaps he channeled his inner “Luther,” President Obama was not about to allow that to happen and threatened to veto the Republican bill.
The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 2029, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. The bill fails to fully fund critical priorities, including veterans’ medical care and military and VA construction. Furthermore, the legislation includes a highly problematic ideological rider that would constrain the President’s ability to protect our national security. If the President were presented with H.R. 2029, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill. (PoliticUsUsa)
It seems the Republican funding bill is $1 billion short of what the VA requires in order to continue to provide adequate care and services to the nation’s veterans. Their latest effort comes amid a long history of gutting vet benefits. For example, House Republicans previously attempted to cut benefits while privatizing healthcare as well as cut SNAP for 170,000 vets and their families.
In short, they’re all about the war but then forget who actually fought the war when the soldiers come home. For them, it’s fighting to make democracy safer for Lockheed Martin’s bottom line.
Featured image: modified by Michael Hayne