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  •  House Committee on Veterans Affairs: Today (3+ / 0-)

    This hearing goes on today the 9th, it should be an interesting view.

    Will it continue the Chairman Millers, and his tepub fellow representatives, long standing run of attacking the VA, along with the many National veterans orgs. they have scheduled also do, while saying they are there to help, their jobs, but do nothing even close to, like fully funding and demanding the country sacrifice finally. The House budget bill is seeking $6.2billion cut in the Veterans Administration budget while they have lately not only attacked any VA participants in their hearings but Gen Shinseki has been their main target, why because unlike the political tools under republican administrations he's actually addressing veterans issues long standing and for these present veterans and still with an under funded budget but getting help from this administration and it's cabinet agencies, even calling for him to step down. If boehner allowed a vote in the house, instead of the government shutdown and the threat of government default on the government borrowing, their once readily rubber stamped and supported, not long ago, would Miller and company vote with the teabags or for the Veterans and Military and their Families! Tune in tomorrow, we'll be able to see, where they stand as we will the re-active National Veterans orgs.!

    Effect of Government Shutdown on VA Benefits and Services to Veterans

    C-Span: House Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary Shinseki (10:30am) - LIVE

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 04:40:39 AM PDT

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      bbctooman, Santa Susanna Kid


      whelp don't know about any others watching or listening to this hearing but it didn't disappoint as to my comments above. Plenty of attacking coming from them tepubs, the norm, and not only directed at Gen Shinseki but the Senate leadership and the White House, the latter the only government branch and it's cabinet consistently doing anything they can for us veterans as well as the military personal and families of, they don't make the budgets!!!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:27:09 AM PDT

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