Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Senate Republicans Block Assistance for Homeless Veterans and Families

Given their patriotic rhetoric, if the modern GOP had even a shred of compassion, you would expect them to show it at least on issues that involve veterans. So what do you make of the fact that they're blocking a bill that would, "expand assistance for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children and would increase funding and extend federal grant programs to address the unique challenges faced by these veterans"?

Think Progress quotes a Reid spokesperson as saying the following:
Republicans have their priorities backwards — according to them, it’s OK to give tax breaks to CEOs who send American jobs overseas, but not to help out-of-work Americans and homeless veterans.
But homeless veterans don't have lobbyists who will donate large sums of money to your campaigns. Duh.

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