McCain has not scored well on veterans’ benefits at all. In fact, the entire GOP have scored very low on supporting the troops, much lower than the Democrats, in stark contrast to typical public perception of which party supports our troops.
I have written about this many times in the past. GOP congress people consistently score very poorly on veterans benefits and McCain is no exception. Democrats vote yea on behalf of veterans more than twice as often as Republicans.
Recognizing the importance of addressing the climate change crisis and reducing dependence upon foreign oil and gas, the US Department of Energy (USDOE) has launched an aggressive program aiming to meet 20% of Americaâ€™s energy needs via wind by 2030. In conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the American Wind Energy Association […]
Due to the nature of the wars in Iraq and Aghanistan more military personnel are likely to see or experience combat trauma, sufffer from mental illness and become homeless. Read more from CNN Officials say many more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer post-traumatic stress disorder than veterans of previous wars. The government says PTSD is […]
Thanks to Jim Webb and others and despite opposition by John McCain and the Bush Administration a strong new GI Bill passed yesterday
Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Linda J Bilmes have done an exhaustive study on the real cost of the Iraq war. The book goes into great detail the costs to other nations and the impact on the global economy as well. More importantly, it assesses the human cost in more […]
From an email I received this morning – A task force appointed by Governor K. is holding Town Halls around the state to determine how existing programs can work together to support returning soldiers. The Portland meeting included several vets and family members who spoke to the difficulties in accessing support and getting employment. Representatives […]
The processing rate from DoD to VA varies around the country. Around here it is roughly four months but can take up to nine months in Hawaii. This story from Rawstory details how severely wounded veterans can lose their homes waiting for their benefits to be approved. Nearly 20,000 disabled soldiers were discharged in the […]