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  •  From Sanders' office I was sent to the (10+ / 0-)

    Office of Veteran Affairs, because Bernie now is head of Veteran Affairs.

    The response I got from the vet who answered the phone is basically that the cuts are lesser evilism: that in order to get a budget through, the compromise on the COLA had to be made.

    He said that during the recent federal shutdown, veterans' benefits were on the table to be slashed across the board. He viewed the $6+ billion in cuts as a compromise needed so further cuts wouldn't be made.

    Not the answer I was looking for, and I made that clear. To both offices I asked them to consider what the Republicans will make of this in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

    Graham and Sessions, et al., are setting the groundwork in order to pummel Dems in upcoming elections. So far it appears that Democrats are giving them all the material they need.

    Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations. ~ George Orwell

    by 4Freedom on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 09:55:54 AM PST

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