Monday, August 11, 2008

Carter: Obama Will Fully Fund VA


Obama's National Veterans Director Phil Carter talks about why fully funding the Department of Veterans Affairs could help local veterans get access to quicker care. Carter also says the biggest point of contrast on veterans issues is the G.I. bill that John McCain opposed. "This is a bill that John McCain called too generous, but Barack Obama was an early supporter of." McCain has said he opposed that G.I. bill because he worried adding those extra benefits could lead to more military members getting out of the service sooner.

Senator John McCain spoke at the 87th Annual Convention of Disabled American Veterans this weekend in Las Vegas. During his address, McCain accused Senator Obama of trying to "legislate failure" in Iraq. He also pledged to improve the quality of veterans healthcare.

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