I realize many veterans vote for other veterans out of loyalty, the common bond of "brotherhood". Senator John McCain is then the obvious vote come this fall for the nations 26 million veterans and likely many of their family members. My own family for instance knows how well the VA has taken care of me and afforded them college opportunities, allowed us to have a decent home, despite the fact I am totally disabled due to service connected medical problems.
There are approximately 3 million veterans families like mine, we all receive disabled benefits from the government due to our service, some receive as little as 110 dollars a month for a 10% disability, or for quadriplegics that are bedridden with numerous problems requiring around the clock care can receive as much as 7500 a month, thankfully very few meet this extreme category.
Now come this November the citizens of this nation will be asked to vote for either a Republican candidate (John McCain) versus either Senators Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, but the majority of the veterans and their family member will vote for John McCain, and the reasons are brotherhood, he is one of us, a highly decorated and respected war hero. Held as a POW for 5 and half years by the North Vietnamese, refused early release due to his father being CINCPAC, as an Admiral, his grandfather was an Admiral. He is a war hero no matter how you cut it, and even I salute him for that.
But now let's talk about bread and butter issue's, how has he helped disabled veterans and their families, when he voted on laws that would help them,
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 20 percent in 2006.
2006 In 2006 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Senator McCain a grade of D.
2005 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 25 percent in 2005.
2004 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 50 percent in 2004.
2004 Senator McCain supported the interests of the The Retired Enlisted Association 0 percent in 2004.
2003-2004 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Vietnam Veterans of America 100 percent in 2003-2004.
2003 Senator McCain supported the interests of the The American Legion 50 percent in 2003.
1999 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 66 percent in 1999.
1997-1998 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Vietnam Veterans of America 0 percent in 1997-1998.