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April 17, 2005
Support the Troops

Why do Republicans hate our veterans?

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Tuesday defeated a Democratic effort to provide almost $2 billion in additional healthcare funding for veterans, rejecting claims that Veterans Affairs hospitals were in crisis.

The proposal was part of an $80.6-billion emergency spending bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other military costs. The bill is slightly less than the $82 billion President Bush sought and the $81.4 billion approved by the House.

LA TImes

Remember this the next time you see one of those yellow "Support Our Troops" ribbons next to a Bush/Cheney 04 sticker.


Previous Comments

So I guess that you are for the bill. Tell me why or why not. I am for it so argument here. I just want to know if you are screaming for the sake of screaming.

Quite a leap, there, Mike. I'm not saying a thing about whether I'm for or against this bill. I'm pointing out that the group that likes to claim a monopoly on patriotism and support for our armed forces has just rejected $2 billion in support for our armed forces. The $2 billion was proposed by the group that is constantly maligned for lack of said patriotism and support.