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Letter: McCain, Flake say one thing, vote another way

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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:15 pm

Without a doubt the stories coming from the Phoenix VA are deplorable. I would hope the coming fair investigations will reveal exactly what transpired at this Facility.

I do have a big problem with our two senators coming forward and saying they want to get to the bottom of these failures. I think before these two lend a hand to this important investigation, we should take a long look of the veterans voting record on both our senators. In case many of you did not know please take a look at our Senators John Mc Cain’s and Jeff Flake’s Veterans Voting Record.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for healthcare facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for medical services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in veterans’ medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes.

Flake cannot run from his extreme votes. When you are one of only twelve house members out of over 400 to oppose a new GI Bill for our troops and one of only three to oppose job training for veterans, Here he finds himself extremely far out of the mainstream.

As you can see, if not for photo ops and rushed press conferences the two GOP senators really don’t care anything about any appropriations for our veterans and their medical care. As their voting records show they should not be anywhere near our veterans facility opening their mouths. They should be embarrassed to be a part (of) any veterans issues. They have not proven with their voting records that they really care for our veterans.

John Chiazza


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