Saturday, May 31, 2014


The GOP began screwing the VA as far back as 2005:

Funds for Health Care of Veterans $1 Billion Short

By Thomas B. Edsall
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 24, 2005

The Bush administration, already accused by veterans groups of seeking inadequate funds for health care next year, acknowledged yesterday that it is short $1 billion for covering current needs at the Department of Veterans Affairs this year.

The disclosure of the shortfall angered Senate Republicans who have been voting down Democratic proposals to boost VA programs at significant political cost. Their votes have brought the wrath of the American Legion, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and other organizations down on the GOP.

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