Last Thursday, 96% of Senate Republicans voted against a “budget busting” $24 billion effort to expand federal education and healthcare benefits veterans receive.
Senator Bernie Sanders, however, questions if the measure is really “budget-busting” or if there is, in fact, another reason Republicans opposed it. Given their strongly vocalized support of veterans, they would surely want to take care of them once they are home…right?
Joining MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on All In, Sanders pointed out that Republicans are dead wrong–and virtually every veterans’ organization agrees with him! He says that Republicans regularly give huge tax breaks to large corporations, and that is fine–but helping the veterans will kill the budget.
Republicans are willing to start wars they can not pay for, according to Sanders, but are unwilling to do a thing for the troops upon their return home.
If you want to see the harm Republicans are doing to our veterans, just watch this clip: