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McCain's Record of Vet Support Just Another Buffalo Chip

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John McCain's campaign for president recently took him to the annual Sturgis biker rally where he spoke with veterans at the Buffalo Chip Campground. He could not have picked a more appropriate setting to offer up his wife, Cindy McCain, for a topless beauty contest and brag about his record of supporting veterans. He failed on both counts, however, to give these veterans the full McCain:

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has given John McCain a grade of D for his support of veterans:

www.iava.org/full-ratings-list


Disabled Veterans of America gave him a 20% rating on support for veterans while giving Obama an 80% rating:

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www.capwiz.com/dav/scorecard.xc


Per Vietnam Veterans of America John McCain has “voted against us” in 15 key votes:

www.vva.capwiz.com/election/home/

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John McCain is one of the few veterans running for office that VoteVets has refused to endorse:

www.VoteVets.org

Another veteran group keeps track and offers links to McCain's history of votes against veteran care:

www.veteransforcommonsense.org

To name just a few votes by John McCain against veterans:

McCain voted against an amendment providing $20 billion for VA medical facilities [5/4/06]

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McCain voted against providing $430 million to the VA for outpatient care and treatment for veterans [4/26/06]

McCain voted against increasing VA funding by $1.5 billion by closing corporate loopholes [3/14/06]

McCain voted against increasing VA funding by $1.8 billion by ending abusive tax loopholes [3/10/04]

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