You would think that if there was one group that deserved to not be screwed by the Federal Government, it would be war veterans.
Once protected, they are now targets. All the years of multiple deployments, danger, sacrifice, pain, and injury added up to almost zero political clout. Why?
There are not that many veterans. There are A LOT more SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamp, and unemployment check receivers out there.
Politics is not justice. It is votes and corruption.
Veterans have been getting the shaft right and left from Obama and DC in recent years. Veterans were promised health care for life as recently as the mid-90s. After being forced into TRICARE (which gets worse by the week), Obama proposed something like a 80%-300% increase in TRICARE, depending on your retired rank.
Even Republicans acknowledged the goal of Obama was to force veterans into the ObamaCare "exchanges" first so as to entrench them.