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October 23rd, 2012
05:57 AM ET

Fact check: President Obama's military spending claim

Christine Romans on President Obama's claim that U.S. military spending is larger than the next 10 countries combined.

Filed under: 2012 election • Military • Minding Your Business • Spending
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  1. DiaryOfaMadBlackman

    I would really like to sound off in anger at Ms. Christine Romans assertion that President Obama did not lower the unemployment rate for Vets. It is a FACT that the Veterans unemployment rate IS lower than the rest of the United States. For her to nit-pick and say "Oh...well for Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan it is higher than the National average so therefore President Obama is telling a half truth because these Veterans are MORE in need of jobs" NO Ms. Roman YOU....let me repeat YOU told the half truth. Who are YOU to dissect and determine that the needs of Iraq and Afghanistan Vets as to employment supersedes that of ANY other Veteran. It is obvious that you do NOT know the track record as to President Obama getting Veterans off the streets, cleaned up and back into the workforce. It is more than coming home all and falling back into the workforce for many Veterans as they are dealing with serious mental and physical conditions. Don't believe me then go ask the Vietnam Veterans who were left behind and who had to BEG for benefits from the Veterans Administration UNTIL President Obama came in and cleared the way for Presumptive Service Connected Disability Claims of Agent Orange for those era of Veterans not to mention what he did for the First Gulf War Veterans one of whom I am. How dare you sit on television and parcel out and prioritize ANY Veteran. You are a disgrace and ignorant as to the cause and effect of War and the harm that it causes to the Veteran, Orphan or Widow. Know your facts Ms. Roman and stick to them. It seems your tone is rather Republican friendly.

    October 23, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply

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