Seeking to allay concern about looming cuts to defense spending, Vice President Joe Biden told veterans Saturday that their benefits will be protected, even as he derided lawmakers from both parties for much talk and little action on a deal to avert the cuts.
Biden said President Barack Obama is “committed to the core” to taking care of service members returning from war. He accused members of Congress of playing political “brinksmanship” with the nation’s security.
“Look, we’re going to get through this, in my view, but this is a hell of a way to do business,” Biden said. “We owe our military more certainty.”
Addressing the Disabled American Veterans’ national convention, Biden reminded veterans that their medical care was exempted from automatic cuts due to hit military and domestic programs Jan. 2.The Associated Press