We served the Country and we continue serving same, we don't want your using us as pawns, we don't want your disrespect and leading the country in ignoring the issues from the rubber stamped wars, we want the country to sacrifice as it demands we do!!
And especially when the former war rubber stampers, little to nothing for the veterans of and the rest of the ignored veterans issues, are out staging photo ops at every chance they get and making sure those taking those photo's are getting your best side and anything else they want to make it look like you support those you send into war theaters, the magnetic ribbons disappeared almost as fast as they came out, but don't demand those served sacrifice anything!!!!
Serve the Country as we did and do and as the Oath you take demands, you don't serve the extremist among you nor pure political party twisted ideologies!!
WASHINGTON -- 10/02/2013 -- Some of the most visible victims of the government shutdown have been America's veterans. The shutdown is exacerbating the Department of Veterans Affairs' backlog on disability claims, VA benefits will stop if the government remains closed for an extended period of time, and the World War II Memorial in D.C. was closed to a large group of visiting veterans.
House Republicans have seized on this issue. On Tuesday, they put forward a continuing resolution to fund veterans' services while the government was shut down; it failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass, since most House Democrats would only support a bill that would fund the entire government, rather than one that takes a piecemeal approach.
On Wednesday, a handful of lawmakers went to the World War II Memorial for a photo op with veterans. Later in the day, the Republican National Committee announced it would pay to keep the World War II Memorial open for the next 30 days, even though the National Park Service already said it would accommodate the visiting veterans. read more>>>