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.
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.