Clarity On The Issues

Military & Veterans

Joe Kaufman For Congress Florida District 23

The first obligation of our Government should be the safety and security of its people.

Our soldiers and veterans make the ultimate sacrifice: putting their lives at risk for the rest of us.

We owe them a great deal, which must be recognized by each of us through our Government policies.

The current treatment of our veterans is shameful.

Veteran benefits currently take three years to process, while the Veteran’s Administration hands out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency managers for a job well done.

The fact that our veterans lose their homes and finances, while the Government turns a blind eye to their condition, is deplorable and unacceptable.

The fact that the Government would even consider lowering their benefit packages and/or deny them COLA increases is unconscionable.

Congress should not be allowed to increase their own salaries or benefits without equal consideration to our veterans.

The greatest amount of respect and most generous treatment should be reserved for our troops.

I will fight to reform the Department of Veteran Affairs to ensure that veteran payments are processed in a timely fashion and that monies are shifted from bureaucratic waste to increases in medical and psychological support to our veterans and returning troops.

They deserve it, because they put America First.