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A government program I wholeheartedly support

I’m no fan of federal spending in general, but some things require it. It is right and good for the U.S. government to fund our military, and it is also proper for it to care for the veterans who have been injured or wounded in the line of duty. That’s why I’m asking for your help with a government program that needs more spending, not less (I know, I know … it’s out of the ordinary to hear that from me, but please pick your jaw up off the floor and read on).
More than 2,000 brave men and women have lost their lives in the war on terror and over 20,000 have been wounded. This is a sobering reminder of the risks our troops face every day and the tremendous sacrifices they make for our country. Despite these great sacrifices, Congress recently tried to cut the budget for the VA’s traumatic brain injury care centers, which so many of our wounded troops are counting on.
Our veterans should not have to fight for the high quality health care they’ve earned.
Congress needs to know that anything short of fully-funded health care and benefits for our veterans is unacceptable … especially when VA claims backlogs have reached a record high of over 800,000! Those claims represent hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families who are waiting for the health care and benefits they need to survive. These are real people who did their duty for our country. But, unfortunately, the country is not holding up its end of the bargain.
That’s why the VFW has launched Healthcare for Our Heroes, a month-long Veterans Day campaign to demand full funding of veterans health care and benefits. Join the campaign today by signing the Healthcare for Our Heroes Petition to Congress and help the VFW reach their goal of gathering 20,000 signatures to deliver to Congress by Veteran’s Day.
Let us honor the men and women who’ve served our country by calling on Congress to fully fund health care and benefits for our veterans.
Sign the Healthcare for Our Heroes petition today.