Veterans Day 2012: Our Veterans Deserve Better Than High Unemployment & A Backlog of Disability Claims
As we prepare to honor U.S. veterans on Sunday, it needs to be acknowledged that under the Obama administration, the backlog of veterans’ disability claims jumped by 179 percent. That translates into 883,949 outstanding claims, according to Veterans Administration (VA) statistics. This represents a near-record high, with 65.8 percent of claims having been backlogged for 125 days or more. Also tragic is the fact that | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — April 15, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/us-failed-to-use-best-radar-for-n-korea-missile/ EXCLUSIVE: U.S. failed to use best radar for N. Korea missile Gates refused area commander’s request — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/political-pork-that-stinks-literally/ Political pork that stinks — literally 10,000 pet projects to cost $19.6 billion — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/obama-harnesses-39hard-times39-discourse/ ‘Hard times’ not over, Obama says – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/first-dog-bo-takes-obamas-for-romp-as-he-sniffs-ou/ First dog Bo makes himself at home — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/15/legion-objects-to-vets-as-terror-risk/ Legion objects to vets as terror risk Homeland Security told: ‘Americans are not the | Read More »
Is Your Iraq Vet Being Hounded Like This, Too?
When Sgt. Dave – my son – was discharged from the Army in 2006, we knew there would be the inevitable calls from recruiters. The National Guard. The Active Reserve. And, of course, regular Army recruiters hoping to re-enlist him. Some of these offered pretty large inducement packages, but Sgt. Dave was able to resist the temptation. After a while, the calls became less frequent, | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — Feb. 18, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/gm-chrysler-seek-22-billion-more-in-loans/ GM, Chrysler seek $22 billion more Automakers press case for restructuring over bankruptcy — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/rancher-cleared-in-rights-case/ Rancher cleared in rights case Arizona jury still awards damages to illegal immigrants — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/spending-the-windfall-wont-be-easy/ Spending the stimulus won’t be easy Agencies’ new money far exceeds their usual budgets — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/at-conservatisms-core-belief-in-us/ PERRY: Belief in individual at conservatism’s core (Part of TWT’s “Reinventing Conservatism” series) — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/18/ex-border-agents-exit-prison-face-month-of-house-a/ Ex-border agents freed | Read More »