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The President on Our Veterans & Choosing Priorities in Albuquerque

Having met with with Andy and Etta Cavalier at their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, President Obama spoke openly on the economy with area families in the Cavaliers’ front yard. The final question was an emotional one, with the President asked about what he was doing to strengthen VA benefits -- Andy Cavalier was asking about his father in particular, but on behalf of all veterans who may not have always gotten the care they deserve. The President explained that the same emotions led him to call for the largest increase in 30 years in Federal spending for VA benefits, as well as implementation of the post-9/11 GI Bill.
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