Monday, October 04, 2004

 

Kerry Lies About Vetrans' Benefits

This Wall Street Journal article details the TRUTH about veterans' benefits.

The problem is that these attacks have little basis in fact. When Mr. Bush took office the VA was operating like the Canadian health care system. Swamped with more patients than it could handle, the VA let vets languish on long waiting lists. Of the 3.8 million veterans then relying on Uncle Sam for health care, 300,000 waited six months or more for an initial doctor's visit or a referral to a specialist. Now there are more than five million vets being cared for each year and the waiting list is down to 3,000--a 99% improvement. The VA budget will top $70 billion next year, up from $48 billion four years ago. VA medical spending alone will reach $26.9 billion this year, up from $20.2 billion in 2001.


Accusing W of cutting the VA and veterans' benefits is like saying this is the worst economy since the great depression - only an idiot would say such things (and Kerry). Truth just does not matter when the election is close and the democrats are up against the ropes.



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