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DIVIDED AND CONQUERED: AMERICA'S MILITARY AND VETERANS CAN WE TURN AMERICA'S "STEP CHILDREN" INTO A UNIFIED FORCE? RESTORING RESPECT FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN VOTERS

by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer

Every special interest group from the doctor's union (American Medical Association) to the US Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers (the "starvation wage"/no insurance lobby), not to mention "big tobacco" or "big oil," owns abig chunkof our government, bought and paid for with the kind of money no veteran's group will ever be able to match. The Hatch Act, a law ignored when the illegal lobbying is done to help the boys in the last paragraph, is supposed to outlaw political activity in the military and federal agencies. Veterans groups push here, push there and spin their wheels with "big show/no go" controversies like "flag burning" but too often back political candidates that are neither veterans nor supporters of military and veterans issues, real "quality of life" issues.
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