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12 Rules for
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has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
Presidents Reagan, G.W. Bush, and Clinton have all missed some Memorial Days at Arlington. Obama has participated every year except 2010 when he honored the veterans with a speech at Andrews Air Force Base.
Republicans are the ones who blocked an expansive veterans’ bill that included
funding for the same 27 new clinics that Cassidy and the House passed
Ninety year old "Chef Arnold Abbott" and two pastors were arrested for serving food that they cooked in their church kitchen. Some 30 cities have tried to introduce laws
similar laws at a time that more veterans face homelessness and
after two harsh winters drove homeless people southward.
PolitiFact reviewed the state of the Union speech line by line. Click the icon to review each point.
According to a year-end report
from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the backlog dropped by 60
percent from the high of March 2013 (611,073 cases) to September 2014
(241,991), but it is nowhere near zero where it needs to be.
This quote from the 2015 State of the Union speech calls attention to an opportunity to reach out to our veterans.
There’s little debate that generous military health care benefits are
taking up an ever-increasing share of the Pentagon’s budget.
Data reviewed by Politifact through May 14 showed that 18 permanent employees have been fired
for patient scheduling, record manipulation, appointment delays, and/or
The 2012 Helping a Hero Gala "raised unprecedented funds", but veterans who lost limbs are incensed that he charged $100,000 plus $20,00 for private jet. Bush's typical speaking fee
is $250,000. These extravagant fees are common for all former presidents.
In fact, within the past two years, McCain has sponsored and helped enact
several major provisions to help veterans. He also devotes a significant
portion of his office staff for veterans casework.
According to the most recent, best available data, he’s right. During
his tenure, homelessness among veterans has decreased 32.57 percent.
No firm numbers exist for the number of veterans who have returned from
America’s most recent conflicts with post-traumatic stress disorder or
traumatic brain injuries, but Sanders’ claim of 500,000 does fall within
the range of estimates provided by the VA and other sources.
The fact is that he has been began bragging about his veteran donations since January, and was broadcasting it, but after reporters found that most of the money had not been paid to known veteran groups by May, he began trying to blame the press.
The Washington Post
found that of the 167 charities to which
Trump had pledged money since 2008, only one donation was actually on
the books -- for less than $10,000.
In May 2016, under pressure from the news media, Trump made good on a pledge he made to veterans, four months earlier: For 15 years Trump has publicly pledged to donate through his various enterprises: “The
Apprentice.” Trump Vodka. Trump University. Etc.If he
had honored all those pledges, his gifts to charity would have
topped $8.5 million. He set up a foundation to funnel donations, but hasn't donated to it since 2009.