No, VA Benefits are not welfare. Welfare is getting something for nothing. Someone has to pay for it. Those benefits are supposed to be considered a trade for those who see it as a duty or honor to join the military and go to some far away land to kill people their "government" says are the enemy; many intend to be in the right. These benefits should be the last thing to go and when that happens we should have a civilian defense force, made up of veterans, rather than a standing army.
You do not ask us or our son's and daughters to go and fight your wars then, turn around and hang them out to dry; this is what has happened and is still happening today, and it only shows those of us who served that we are in fact expendable slaves.
It is a disgrace to consider such things and, though I have NO faith in "government" any longer, I would cut the true 'welfare' programs, to start with. Give incentive to people to work rather than a "government" welfare check, paid for by the taxpayer's.
This fans the fire in my anger. I do not believe we are in the right in these wars we have fought over the last decade; however, I Do support bringing the troops home alive, safe and SOUND, so they can get on with their lives. My views have changed much on politics etc, but I do not want to throw our fellow warriors by the wayside when they placed their lives in danger for some Politicians agenda; I would rather see the politician loose His/Her job, and see how they like it.
I wonder if these SOB's suggesting such cuts, I am talking about the "Politicians", or have any other Police state BS agenda, runs for reelection/election, have no votes come in on either side. So, imagine Obama and Romney, recieve NO votes; what would happen? How would that one be called?