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  •  Rummy's unknown knowns lost on Johnson (18+ / 0-)

    the State has an obligation to its military veterans in perpetuity and regardless of cost because of their service to the Nation

    Sen. Johnson said that he couldn’t support the bill because of its cost—$35 billion the first two years and $50 billion per year after that, according to a preliminary estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
    It isn’t a matter of money.  It isn’t a matter on the part of the Army of desire.  It’s a matter of production and capability of doing it. As you know, you go to war with the Army you have.  They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.  

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginable." (@eState4Column5)

    by annieli on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 01:39:17 PM PDT

    •  Not his point (4+ / 0-)

      Sen Johnson isn't necessarily against supporting veterans and funding their health care, he just thinks that his big money buddies should be making a profit on it. Why have a government-run VA when rich guys could be getting even richer giving "health care" to veterans. And of course it would be substandard health care, because that provides the most profits...

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