Not just Cannon Fodder for their 'Free Wars', two tax cuts huge for the wealthy came with these two recent long wars and now the blowback from for the 99%plus masses served, but also in the long term results from those wars, decades of ignoring or just plain denying the issues from and gross under funding of their responsibility the VA!! Any actual Veterans involved in this, and others 'poser patriotism' speak, should be ashamed of themselves as well!!
Cramer has pulled the ad from TV at the request of the North Dakota National Guard, but he has left it on his YouTube page. He was also unapologetic about the incident Monday, saying he believed he could film there "because it's public land."
10/08/2014 - A campaign ad that intended to demonstrate Rep. Kevin Cramer's (R-N.D.) commitment to America's veterans continues to fall apart.
Earlier this week, the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, where much of the ad was shot, said Cramer didn't have permission to record there.
Now, the North Dakota Patriot Guard -- which organizes motorcycle rides to honor veterans -- has come out to make it clear that even though Cramer said he featured "Patriot Riders" on motorcycles in the ad, the group does not support the congressman and does not make political endorsements.
"We do not take any position regarding any political entity, any candidate, any political party, any commercial endeavor -- any of that," the group's Assistant State Captain Jim Avard told The Huffington Post Wednesday. "That is not our role, that is not our purpose, so that is not something that we do. Our role is to the soldiers, our men and women in uniform and to their families -- to provide support and honor for them. That is all that we do."
Cramer's ad has caused significant controversy. The 30-second spot highlighted the congressman's support for Honor Flights, which bring World War II and other veterans to Washington to visit the memorials, and expressed his outrage over mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Cramer's ad put the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at risk of losing federal funding. The Department of Veterans Affairs has strict rules against filming political ads in national cemeteries, and since the North Dakota cemetery receives VA funding, it must abide by those rules. read more>>>
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
Matthew Hoh: "We're-- that cost for these wars are already totaled at $6 trillion at our lifetime."
"We have suffered casualties much greater than I think the American people understand. There is the 7,000 dead, the 50,000 wounded, but of the two and a half million veterans who served, including myself, a third of us suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or some other type of mental health injury. We also have 250,000 veterans and service members who suffer from traumatic brain injuries." 26 September 2014
Rachel Maddow dubunks the idea that Rep. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican running for Congress, has withdrawn a political ad shot in a veterans cemetery, violating state rules and good taste, when the ad is still posted online.