Sanders to discuss veterans benefits

BURLINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is discussing his efforts to prevent cuts to veterans benefits.
Sanders, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has written a letter to congressional leadership making the case against the use of policies to reduce cost-of-living adjustments for veteran’s benefits and Social Security.
So far, more than 35 organizations representing veterans, seniors and the disabled have signed onto the letter.
Sanders is being joined at 11 a.m. Friday on an conference call with reporters by representatives from the National Association for Uniformed Services; the Jewish War Veterans of the USA; the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

One Response to Sanders to discuss veterans benefits

  1. Sanders should increase veterans’ benefits by eliminating the duplicative and destructive Department of Education, which siphons off over $300B/yr in appropriations. Sanders knows that since the framing, Federal jurisdiction over education has been a matter of unnecessary usurpation. Only in the last 75 years have we seen the morphing of education reduced to the level of a matter of spending with the obvious corresponding reduction in the quality, and there to the deprivation of benefits for veterans in the process. Money doesn’t solve the education problem, particularly in view of the obvious fact that the highest and best can emerge from the mere Christianity of the Bible and Pilgrim’s Progress! Study Lincoln! We need to restore basics. And that doesn’t require establishment, but does mandate an academy free from  politically correct indoctrination of socialist persuasion! It does no good to send our people over there to protect our freedoms, while those who sent them undermine and sacrifice, nay, repudiate them over here! No mandate Mr. Sanders, just temporary reprieve!

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