I know that I've been posting a ton of Edwards clips lately but the guy doesn't stop making sense. This clip is about the way we treat veterans and military families. During the FY 2007 budget battles, I did a lot of research into the veterans services funded by various appropriations bills and watched as those bills were scaled back and held hostage. I found out that the Ag bill has a provision to exclude combat pay from food stamp eligibility. I met people who work with military families that receive WIC benefits. I worked with people who staff facilities that take care of vets who do, in the words of one woman I met, "come out from under bridges" to get services. Edwards is not exaggerating when he says that veterans who served honorably are sleeping under bridges tonight and that that fact is a national shame.
The Edwards campaign put a selection of debate clips together. Here's another one from that collection.