GOP Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell intends to block a Democratic proposal to include 250,000 disabled veterans from receiving money from the so-called 'stimulus package.' They are 'Christmas tree items' added to the package by the Democrats.
Of course, McConnell has had no problem at all supporting and pushing through each of George Bush's 'emergency' authorizations for billions of dollars for the Bush War. I often see a pattern with these right-wing Republicans like McConnell: they love the troops but they really prefer healthy ones.
Apparently the dumbed-down voters haven't yet caught on to this reality and still believe that the GOP is the party of the military. The military veterans, apparently, don't deserve any help after they have been injured and can no longer 'serve' their country. Slick stuff indeed, but apparently it keeps working.