As a nation, we ask few citizens to step up and defend us in time of need. The selfless volunteer and are proud to do so.
They go to war, and some do not come back, while others come back with lifelong injuries. Some come back fit, but with skills that do not match the job market and they all need help to get back on their feet and working.
To the returning warriors we owe assistance, and a bill drawn up to help them had bipartisan authorship.
However, an amazing event took place during the vote. Sens. John Boozman and Mike Johanns, R-Ark.; Richard Burr, R-N.C; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., who had asked for provisions to be added, eventually voted against their own ideas. They used some lame excuse that they never would have considered if the bill had aided banks, special interests or their backers.
This insults our bravest and finest. The people responsible for the death of this bill should consider resigning. Veterans and the rest of us should remember their names and vote them out in the election when they run again. The rest of us should do the same.