Republican Senate flipped vets the bird

Actually, it was more like a flock of birds... "Following last week’s announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs is $1 billion short in its Fiscal 2006 budget, Senate Republicans are scrambling today to cover up the fact that they voted against efforts that would have prevented this shortfall THREE times this year," writes Phil Singer. "As a result of their inaction, essential services provided by the VA to the nation’s 24 million veterans are in jeopardy. Although they were warned repeatedly that the VA was in danger of being short on the funds it needed to provide services to veterans, they failed to act. In fact, they had had three chances to add budget funding for veterans programs and each time they voted NO." (From The Roots)

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