"Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., talks with Rachel Maddow about a new bill he is introducing to the Senate to try to reduce the number of suicides by veterans."

"Despite Sarah Palin’s promise to call out those who use veterans as political pawns, Republicans play politics with bill to help vets. Sen. Bernie Sanders…"

How much do Republicans hate veterans?

It’s a National Shame

Republicans insist that stealing the pensions of combat veterans and survivors of our war dead is a patriotic thing to do as that money is better spent on the rich because reasons.  They want to remind you that this is what “supporting the troops” is all about.  After all those benefits would help the economy and we can’t have that.  Also, the veterans will just blow their promised benefits on frivolous things like food and shelter.

"Veterans who served their 20 years and retired from the military are outraged that Congress would take away what they earned serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan."

sadpearonmars:

doyouwannabuildasnowman:

spookedbabe:

agoraven:

gayf3r:

nightingaleinasilvercage:

ariane-stillcries:

loveglutton:

dearscience:

i can never not reblog this. 

Have to.

…

Welcome to the priorities of the human race.

Forever reblog.

i got chills from this. rest in peace hero.

damn

Wow

Because you can’t see in this photo, this is the grave of Leonard Matlovich.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Matlovich

sadpearonmars:

doyouwannabuildasnowman:

spookedbabe:

agoraven:

gayf3r:

nightingaleinasilvercage:

ariane-stillcries:

loveglutton:

dearscience:

i can never not reblog this. 

Have to.

Welcome to the priorities of the human race.

Forever reblog.

i got chills from this. rest in peace hero.

damn

Wow

Because you can’t see in this photo, this is the grave of Leonard Matlovich.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Matlovich

(via lettersfromtitan)

buzzfeed:

There’s a very good chance that this is the most heartbreaking image on the internet.

buzzfeed:

There’s a very good chance that this is the most heartbreaking image on the internet.

"I didn’t risk my life in Afghanistan so I could come back and watch people go hungry in America.   I certainly didn’t risk it so *I* could come back and go hungry.

Anyone who genuinely supports cutting food stamps is not an intellectual or an ideologue – they’re a bully.

And nobody likes a bully.  Except other bullies.

It’s time for regular Americans to stand up to these bullies.  Not cower in the corner, ashamed of needing help.  Because if there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s that you never know when you’ll be the one in need.”

How much do Republicans love the troops?  If they continue with the shutdown, wounded veteran’s disability payments stop in November.  That’s how Republicans show their much boasted love of the troops and their patriotism.

The Republicans are closing all the offices that handle veteran’s benefits claims as part of their ongoing tantrum.

Republicans go on and on about how they support the troops, yet a government shut down means that troops literally fighting in Afghanistan don’t get their pay on time, and disabled veterans will have benefits they need for things like rent delayed.  Not once have they explained how this is in the best interest of the troops they claim they love.

"Oklahoma now joins Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana as the only states that have publicly said they will limit how and where such couples can register for benefits, despite a recent Pentagon directive."

Republicans hate veterans so much they are denying gay ones the benefits they earned by their service in four states now.