President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to not shoulder the burden of meeting the nation’s fiscal challenges onto veterans.
The president promised to maintain the VA’s programs, emphasizing programs for wounded soldiers and veterans who have served since 9/11.
“We cannot, and we must not, and we will not balance the budget on the backs of our veterans,” Obama said. “As commander in chief, I won’t allow it.”
Earlier this month, Obama announced a series of jobs initiatives targeted at veterans, including tax credits for hiring veterans and “reverse boot camps” to train soldiers in returning to civilian jobs.