Concord, NH - As Senator John McCain comes to New Hampshire to campaign alongside GOP senate candidate Kelly Ayotte at a veterans rally in Nashua, what will he say about Ayotte's plan to slash the Department of Veteran Affairs' budget by 20 percent?
Kelly Ayotte has proudly touted her idea to cut up to 20 percent in spending from every federal department, and has failed, even when asked, to exclude the VA. At the same time, she's promised New Hampshire veterans a full-service VA hospital, without detailing how she would pay for one.
"What does John McCain, a veteran himself, think of Ayotte's plan to take a 'hatchet' to the VA's budget?" said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "As they stand together to face New Hampshire's brave service men and women, will they tell them what benefits they're going to cut and what services they're going to eliminate if Kelly Ayotte becomes our senator? Will they tell Granite State vets where they're going to magically find the money to build a full-service VA hospital while cutting 20 percent of the department's budget?
"New Hampshire's veterans deserve better than political posturing and empty, election year promises."