Former Congressman Allen West claimed that recent cuts and changes the Obama administration has made to veterans benefits have been based on politics — not to save money.
West appeared on “Fox & Friends” Saturday and told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that new rules are making it tougher for veterans to apply for benefits. At the same time, the administration is making it easier to apply for welfare benefits and foods stamps.
It’s all political, he said, and as an example, he noted that “this week, 189 Tricare service centers will be closed as of 1 April,” at a claimed annual savings of $50 million. But at the same time, it spent $52 million on celebrity Obamacare ads.
“Our priorities are upside-down when it comes to taking care of our veterans,” he said.
He added that this has a lot to do with the fact that the majority of welfare recipients voted for Obama in the last two elections, whereas veterans generally vote more conservatively.
“I also believe this is an attempt to somewhat take down the military health care system and force more of our veterans to go into the Obamacare exchanges.
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