Uncommon Sense

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More politics as usual – exploiting WWII vets

October 1, 2013: federal government shuts down – both parties blame each other.
Somehow the controlling party finds money to not only barricade an open air WWII memorial (typically open 24/7 – showing no logical reason for the barricades) but to also post guards with orders (from the Executive Branch) to arrest any WWII veterans trying to visit said memorial. House GOP moves to fund WWII memorial (not that a lack of funding really affects it) and the President threatens to veto it. Members of GOP greet veterans at the memorial who are visiting in violation of law.
(see WWII Vets Return to Their Memorial
National WWII Memorial – Washington, D.C.)

Democrats also specifically choose NOT to fund veterans benefits unless they get everything they want.
(see Report: Nancy Pelosi urges ‘no’ vote on funding for veterans’ benefits)

Social media keeps nation informed of the situation.

October 2, 2013: politicians from both parties greet veterans visiting their own WWII memorial.

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