During the eight years of Bush ignoring needs of veterans, the Republican party stood behind the president and showed absolutely no interest in providing extensive support for those who served. Now, that Bush is gone from the scene, the Republican party has found a new religion–support American veterans! The Obama administration is proposing a 4.9 billion increase in veteran funding which is the largest one year increase in history for veterans, but Republicans have announced it is insufficient and they want an additional $500 million. Where were these concerned Republicans the past eight years? Why didn’t they condemn the Bush administration for neglecting veterans?
We wonder, just wonder, if perhaps, there just might be a touch of politics in the new found Republican desire to meet needs of veterans. Is it possible that Republicans actually place their own political interests before those of the nation?