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March 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Veterans’ benefits: GOP sinks to new low

It seems that one can never predict when Republican hypocrisy will hit a new low [“Senate blocks bill to expand benefits for veterans,” Nation & World, Feb. 27]. But, by gosh, they amazed even me by killing the bill that would have enhanced benefits to 22 million veterans, including those whose service to our country in Iraq and Afghanistan left them wounded, either in body or in mind, or both.

A bill that should have drawn wide bipartisan support was treated by Republicans as some sort of Democratic pandering to the party base.

The Republicans and, unfortunately, some Democrats were willing to finance two wars on borrowed money. Now the Republicans want to penny pinch when it comes to paying for the care of those who fought those wars.

Dick Clever, Concrete

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