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Foster's Daily Democrat: Brown: Give Veterans The Respect They Deserve
By Scott Brown, Foster's Daily Democrat
July 23, 2014
We all agree that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country deserve to be treated with dignity and appreciation when they return home.
It’s pretty simple: no one should go to fight for America overseas, only to return home and have to fight for respect here.
In the Senate, I co-sponsored the Hire A Hero Act to offer tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. This law passed in 2011, but expired in 2013 and it needs to be permanently reauthorized to incentivize job creators and help veterans enter the workforce. Getting this done will be a top priority for me as New Hampshire’s next senator.
The recent VA scandal has exposed the chilling truth of gross mismanagement and lack of oversight, which has led to scores of veteran deaths while waiting for care. This deadly record is shameful and completely unacceptable.
I know we can do better for the men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our nation. New Hampshire veterans deserve the best care possible and should be first in line to obtain stable employment after they have served our country.
Protecting our veterans is a fight that is personal to me. If I am fortunate enough to be elected your next Senator, I can assure each and every Granite Stater that I will work tirelessly for our veterans and make sure they are given the respect that they have earned.