The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 26, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

W.Va. senators failed to support veterans

Dear disabled veterans and recent military retirees. In case you are not aware, both of our senators have recently failed to protect us from the 1 percent Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) decrease found in the recent budget passage.

We have all heard of their unwavering support of West Virginia veterans, and for a state with nearly 10 percent of the population having served at some point, their support now rings somewhat hollow.

You can now look forward to once again serving our great country by shouldering an unequal portion of its financial burdens. Don’t forget to thank Sens. Manchin and Rockefeller.

P.S. If you do contact them regarding veterans affairs, don’t expect a reply. I sure didn’t get one.

Christian Chambre