Oct 22, 2015

Obama Promises Refugees $4.3 Billion; Does THIS To Veterans

By on Thursday, October 22, 2015

With more and more vets returning home from war with physical and mental wounds, the VA is going to be up to its proverbial elbows in patients. Unfortunately, the government has other priorities for tax payer dollars.
The United States government has promised to shell out billions of dollars in humanitarian aide to Syrian immigrants while leaving soldiers out to dry.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has informed Congress that they are facing a $2.6B budget deficit, and may be forced to start turning away injured veterans, furlough workers and cancel programs if they do not receive supplemental funding. They claim that the shortfall is due to “extraordinary efforts” to provide care for veterans.
“We are going to do the right thing for veterans and be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson told the House VA Committee. “But to succeed, we need the flexibility to use funds to meet veterans needs as they arise.”

Meanwhile, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest has announced that the United States has committed to spending more than $4.5B to provide “aid and comfort” to Syria and the surrounding areas hosting immigrants.
Do you think this is wrong, or that we should be doing everything we can to help immigrants around the world? Let us know in the comments!


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