McCain doesn't support troops

He didn't support the new GI bill, and he has voted against giving them more health care for the past 5 years. Of course, he does support them staying in conflict areas indefintely, but doesn't seem to really care what happens to them after them come home.

if a bluenamer would please....

You must be a hippie, Obama lover...

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New troll

man. Did you watch the link? No right? Ive been posting here for 5 years. This is not a troll. Vote for McCain if you choose, but at least support your troops.

The new GI Bill passed this year. But McCain openly said he did not support it, and then skipped the vote! What does that say to you. Rufus, you are a HUGE TROLL. Humongous.


"Officials in charge of Pentagon personnel worry that a more generous and expansive GI Bill would create an incentive for troops to get out of the military and go to college.

And while that might be great for the individual troop, it could be bad for the military, which is already under stress after more than five years fighting two wars.

On his campaign plane this afternoon, McCain said he and allies in the Senate are working on an alternative to the bill, but would only support something that included incentives to stay in the military."

right. So basically, they don't want soldiers who have completed their time to want to leave! Shouldn't it be their choice? And shouldn't risking your life in a combat zone be enough to receive 4 years of public school education? I think it should. And what about the health care situation Dark knight?

Are you saying they should give a great package for them to leave, but dont give the soldiers a reason to stay?

They should give us free education, better health care and add in some other bonuses to stay.

McCain is right! That would be better.

I'm saying they should give them what they promise them when they recruit them...which is an education. And when they expose them to depleted uranium (which they do, and has already caused cancer in Gulf War Vets), and tons of other hazards like bombs and bullets (which cause physical wounds and also gigantic mental wounds) they should take care of them afterwards. You gave a problem with that?

We get what they promised us. But we do deserve more, I agree. McCain agrees, but he doesnt want to give something for getting out, he wants to add to it so we will stay in.

So increase our education benifit, better medical, and give private snuffy an extra $25,000 for going to war and staying in.

Whats wrong with that?

nothing. But he didnt introduce a bill that woudl give you that. He;s concerned with govt. costs down while keeping the military industrial complex going. And he voted against raising health care 4 times. Meanwhile the VA system is in shambles, rotting and overcrowded, and we are going to see lots more people needing it in the coming years.

And he said he would support a bill that included incentives to stay in the military.

He wants it to include more.

What about the health care issue?

John McCain believes that America's veterans who dedicated themselves to protecting our country deserve the highest quality health care. He is committed to ensuring that veterans' health care programs receive the funding necessary to provide the quality health care our veterans need and deserve. He has worked to ensure that the Veteran's Affairs provides care for all eligible veterans, no matter where they live or what they need. In addition, John McCain has fought to ensure that retired servicemen and women have meaningful access to affordable health care.

Funding Veterans' Health Care

John McCain has voted repeatedly, throughout his career, to ensure that the Veteran's Affairs health care programs receive the funding necessary to serve our veterans. He has supported numerous funding increases, initiatives to make the VA more efficient, and proposals to give higher pay to VA doctors in order to recruit and retain high quality physicians and dentists.

Expanding Veterans' Access to Health Care

John McCain has worked to ensure that geography does not prevent veterans from receiving the care they have earned. He supported measures to allow veterans in remote areas of Alaska to get care at existing facilities run by the Indian Health Service or tribal organizations. He also rallied support for a demonstration project to send mobile health centers to remote locations where veterans need care. In addition, he sponsored legislation that would ensure that health care funding is distributed fairly, and that eligible veterans in all regions of the country can equally access high quality health care.

Serving the Special Health Care Needs of Veterans

John McCain understands that veterans face a broad array of health challenges, many of which disproportionately afflict our former service members. He has fought to ensure that veterans receive health care that reflects their unique needs.

For this reason, John McCain advocated for guaranteeing health benefits to veterans who have been exposed to radiation. He also worked to advance studies on the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and to give disability benefits to veterans with cancer and other health problems caused by Agent Orange. He supported efforts to provide veterans with treatment for tobacco related illnesses and substance abuse problems, and he sponsored legislation to cover mental health care in military retiree health plans. John McCain has also been a leading advocate for providing veterans with hospice benefits.

Health Care for Retired Veterans

John McCain believes that all military retirees, even if they are not eligible for VA health care, should be provided with meaningful access to health care. The federal government should ease the burden of health care costs on those people who have dedicated their careers to protecting our freedom. He has supported allowing military retirees to remain eligible for CHAMPUS or TRICARE military health care programs even when they reach the age of 65 and are eligible for Medicare. He has also consistently supported efforts to give military retirees tax breaks to help pay health insurance premiums, and he has opposed placing user fees on military retirees for using military medical facilities.

is that from his PR website. His voting record is not consistent with what u posted.

heres what he actually did. Ignore his PR.

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

March 2004: 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. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs.

October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

I agre with you. But McCain is just saying he wants to give all that but with more incenticve to stay in then to get out.