In a Memorial Day piece for The Hill, Nancy Pelosi writes:
With every generation of Americans that has put on the uniform comes a renewed responsibility to meet the standard set by the original GI Bill. In our time, in the age of the 9/11 Generation, that moral duty drove Democrats to expand our nation’s commitment to veterans’ healthcare, education and economic opportunities.
Under the Democratic-led Congress from 2007-2011, we increased funding for veterans’ healthcare by 70 percent, providing nearly 18,000 new doctors and nurses, adding 92 new Vet Centers and opening 145 community-based veterans outpatient clinics, improving the quality and availability of care for urban and rural veterans nationwide.
One can be sure that it will not be long before Ms. Pelosi will make her line of attack, in the VA scandal, the parsimony of the Republicans. Because if the system did not fail for lack of money, then the reason lies elsewhere. And that is a trail that Ms. Pelosi and her party do not wish to go down.