Friday, October 16, 2015

Stunning Lack of Accountability Out of the Senate

The headline reads Donnelly puts military suicide prevention above party politics but nowhere in the entire article does it mention the fact that this is not the first time, second, third or even 50th bill claimed to be about reducing suicides in the military. Considering the military itself has been reduced, the numbers show a significant increase after all these bills have been written and paid for.
"The suicide rate among servicemembers and vets is not just a tragedy, but a crisis for our country that we have to get down to zero," said Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
They love to leave out the fact the OEF and OIF veterans were created and trained to stop committing suicide. Suicide in the veterans community have gone up as well. Then there is John McCain. He loves to say he is a veteran yet from where he sits, he sees no connection to his amazing lack of accountability on any of the issues veterans face and he's been in the Senate all along.
"The president wants to take a stand for greater domestic spending, and he wants to use the vital authorities and support for men and women in uniform as leverage," said U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Armed Services Committee. "At a time of increasing threat to our nation, this is foolish, misguided, cynical and dangerous."
Now everyone is talking about troops staying longer in Afghanistan yet McCain doesn't seem to understand that Congress is supposed get involved in war decisions as well. That is why they are supposed to hold hearings and hold folks accountable. No plans things get worse, no accountability nothing gets fixed but they still get to complain and pretend they're doing something.

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