Thursday, July 10, 2008

McCain Supports Our Troops? NOT

1. Voted Against Increased Funding forVeterans’ Health Care.
McCain voted against increasing funding for veterans’ health care in 2004,
2005, 2006 and 2007. (Senate Vote 40, 3/10/04; Senate Vote 55, 3/16/05; Senate Vote
41,3/14/06; Senate Vote 126,3/29/07)
2 Supported Outsourcing at Walter Reed.
3. McCain opposed an amendment to the FY 2007Department of Defense AppropriationsBill that would have prevented the outsourcing of 350 federal employees’ jobs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center—outsourcing that contributed to scandalous treatment of veterans
4. Opposed an Assured Funding Stream for Veterans’ Health Care. McCain opposed an
amendment to provide an assured funding stream for veterans’ health care, taking into account annual changes in veterans’ population and inflation.(Senate Vote 63, 3/16/06)
5. Supported Outsourcing VA Jobs.
McCain opposed an amendment that would haveprevented the Department of Veterans Affairs from outsourcing jobs, many held by blue-collar veterans, without first giving the workers a chance to compete. (Senate Vote 315, 9/6/07)

Underfunding and understaffinghave created a crisisin veterans’ healthcare. More than 400,000
veterans are awaiting decisions on disability claims. Tens of thousands of veterans are waiting
months to see a doctor. We respect John McCain’s service to our country, but when given the opportunity to address this crisis, he has failed America’s veterans—past, present and
future. (,)
Paid for by the AFL-CIO PA

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