***PRESS RELEASE*** Rohrabacher reaffirms long-standing support for veterans
Washington, May 22, 2009 -
As Memorial Day approaches, it appears as though the Democrats, rather than upholding President Obama’s pledge to work in a bipartisan fashion, are instead slinging political mud at the expense of our veterans to distract from their latest national security blunders.
"This is one of the most blatant examples of the Democrats’ willingness to play rotten political games with veterans’ benefits," said Rohrabacher. "Veterans should be outraged that Democrats tied funding of their programs to massive, irresponsible spending bills that were political in nature.
"The fact that the Democrat establishment is trying to ring the most political benefit out of their rotten maneuvers adds insult to injury. The veterans know darn well that none of their benefits should be coupled with a massive transfer of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to corporate incompetence and looters.
"I have a 20-year record of supporting veterans and these desperate political maneuvers to try and diminish that record will not only be unsuccessful but will backfire.
"Hiding veterans’ benefits in massive spending bills is an example of the type of blackmail used by the Democrats to force Republicans to vote for irresponsible legislation. This tactic has been used in the past by both parties, but this has crossed the threshold, well beyond anything I have ever seen before."