BUTTON-Letters-To-Editor_stockSenators’ view on veterans shifts


Dear Editor,


It seems that the attitude toward veterans, by our senators, Cochran and Wicker, changes with the wind.

According to a recent news article, both are highly favorable toward a new Veteran’s Medical Foster Home Program, with Sen. Wicker boasting, “Care for our Veterans must remain a top piority.” But, that wasn’t their attitude, when just before the congressional recess, both voted “No” against the Veteran’s Jobs Act Bill, which was designed to help returning veterans find employment, at a cost of 1 billion spread over several years. “Can’t afford 1 billion,” they said.

But, earlier in the year both voted to borrow hundreds of billions, in order to extend Junior Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy elite. And, they both voted to continue shoveling out billions annually, in subsides to Big Oil, one of the planet’s most profitable industries. If career politicians can’t afford to help “those who bravely served our country” while they’re young, why get so excited about helping them later? More young ones vote than old.


Lamar Wray

Eupora, Miss.