President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to not shoulder the burden of meeting the nationâs fiscal challenges onto veterans.
The president promised to maintain the VAâs programs, emphasizing programs for wounded soldiers and veterans who have served since 9/11.
âWe cannot, and we must not, and we will not balance the budget on the backs of our veterans,â Obama said. âAs commander in chief, I wonât allow it.â
Earlier this month, Obama announced a series of jobs initiatives targeted at veterans, including tax credits for hiring veterans and âreverse boot campsâ to train soldiers in returning to civilian jobs.