Category Archives: VCS Editorials

M. ZACCHEA: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Veterans’ Disability Compensation

Michael Zacchea, Lt. Col. (Ret.), USMC, is a veteran of U.S. operations in Somalia, Haiti, and the Iraq War, and a member of the Veterans for Common Sense Board of Directors.   ***** The Canary in the Coal Mine for … Continue reading

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Gene Jones on U.S. Intervention in Syria/Iraq

Gene Jones is President of Florida Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS) and a member of the Veterans for Common Sense Board of Directors.  He lives in Sarasota, Fla. *** By Gene Jones Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:00 a.m., … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

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VCS Special Commentary: Closer Look at Veteran Unemployment

 By Christopher Miller LLB(HONS) VCS Advocate and Truman National Security Fellow                Unemployment among veterans remains above the national average by many measures, sometimes doubling or tripling it in certain categories. The fact that veterans are struggling … Continue reading

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Veterans Struggle. America Must Do More.–VCS Special Commentary

A Special Commentary By VCS Advocate and Truman Fellow Christopher Miller Despite a decade of discussion and advocacy, testimonials by politicians, and t-shirts and bumper stickers displayed everywhere, American veterans continue to struggle and pay for their sacrifice on behalf … Continue reading

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VCS: Ryan’s FY13 Budget Ignores Veterans

VCS on the Ryan Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal From VCA Executive Director Patrick Bellon and VCS Advocate Christopher Miller The federal budget is a statement of  priorities. In the Rep. Ryan version of the 2013  budget subsequently embraced by … Continue reading

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VCS Supports Senator Webb’s Military and Veterans Education Reform Act of 2012

  Below is the text of an official letter of support from Veterans for Common Sense in support of  important legislation designed to ensure our military recieve a quality education. Please tell your elected officials to support this reform — … Continue reading

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VCS Update: 10 Years of Success

Below is the text of the latest email update shared by VCS with our members. As we enter our second decade, we think it is important to reflect and remind people who we are and what we have done. Especially … Continue reading

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