Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Thoughts 2014

While arguably, the Republicans might have their very first bona fide scandal regarding the Obama administration with the Veterans Administration mess, last night Jon Stewart pointed out the teeny weeny, slightly inconvenient fact that when it comes to taking care of veterans, Republicans in the Senate are giant hypocrites. Time and again, they have shot down bills which would bring real help and relief to those Americans who have fought and sacrificed in war. Just two examples include a bill that would have expanded healthcare and education for returning veterans that was shot down in the Senate, mostly due to lack of support from Republicans. And another in which Mitch McConnell tried to slip an "unrelated poison pill" of additional sanctions on Iran into a bill to help veterans, guaranteeing the bill's failure.