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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 08:59 AM

Sen. Pat Toomey is failing veterans

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2015/08/22/Sen-Pat-Toomey-is-failing-veterans/stories/201508220084
Letter to the Editor - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sen. Pat Toomey has a very disingenuous and inaccurate political TV ad with a very pleasant woman who says she is a naval veteran. Her message is that Sen. Toomey has supported veterans while in the House and the Senate.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Some examples from his record:

He voted against 12 Veterans Affairs budgets.
His answer to the falsification of VA records was to send the low-level workers to jail instead of providing additional funding and manpower to do the job right without any consequences for upper management.
He voted to send troops to war but blocked the Veterans Job Act.
He voted against bankruptcy protection for National Guard and Reserve members sent to Afghanistan and Iraq.
He voted against a program that gives child-care assistance to veterans.
He voted to defund Veterans Business Outreach Centers at the Small Business Administration.
He voted against the Comprehensive Health and Benefits Bill of 2014, which would have expanded treatment for traumatic brain injuries and veterans job training,

If this was looking out for veterans Id hate to see what he would do if he wasnt.

MARC YERGIN
Retired Army Major
Squirrel Hill

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Divernan Aug 2015 OP
Freddie Aug 2015 #1

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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 09:37 AM

1. Toomey must go!

He likes to come across as all reasonable and moderate to win in PA. Utter bullshit, he votes in lockstep with the rest of them. Great LTE!

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