From the fringes, it appears that the #1 issue in the battle for the 17th CD in Illinois is who cares the most about veterans. This letter to the editor of QCOnline is typical with the pro-Bustos headline of “Kudos Bustos for pushing congress to stay on the job”. Bustos, who is not a member of any House veteran’s committee is demanding others stay on the job until they fix the VA. Last I heard, there was a bipartisan bill in the works, but who knows. Schilling has also attempted to claim credit for fixing the VA when he was in congress.
Whatever, politics happen.
But my question is, even though we all agree the VA hospital system needs to be fixed, how has this become the premiere issue in the 17th CD? Are there more vets than average in the NEW! IMPROVED! 17th? Aside from the obvious, why would vet issues be THE issue in the 17th which has more than its share of problems?
Help an expat out!