Democrats buying votes again

This is in response to the Letter to the Editor titled “Shame veterans denied health.” The writer claims the GOP denied wounded and disabled veterans better access to health, which is completely false.

The GOP denied veterans who were not wounded and have no disabilities access to VA hospitals because the system, thanks to the Democrats playing politics, is overwhelmed with veterans and active duty who truly need the health care system The system is underfunded by billions thanks to Obama.

This was nothing but a political move by the Democrats to buy votes in the midterm elections. They wanted to give veterans, for example, who had served two years in an office job in the States all the same benefits the wounded and disabled veterans received, including their families.

If the Democrats cared so much for the military and its families, why didn't they do this back when Obama took office in 2008? They had the majority in the Senate and House. They don't care. They are just searching for a way to buy votes in 2014. Matter of fact, it is the Democrats that want to stop military pay raises for the active duty and COLA increases to retired veterans while at the same time increase welfare rolls to include illegals. But those veterans with no disabilities should be able to sign up for the Democrats Obamacare. And that’s a rock around the Democrats’ neck that they are trying to run away from this midterm elections.

Veterans should be outraged. Not at the GOP, but this president and his Democrat cohorts who have done nothing but find ways to cut the military and those who serve while spending billions to build Mosques in foreign countries and spending billions more on welfare.

Those of us who served and sacrificed deserve better.

Tom Quattlebaum

Newnan



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