Steamed Over Gov’s Veterans Bill Veto

Dear Editor:

Immediately after securing his own personal and political wellbeing and on the eve of Veterans Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed veterans what he really thinks of them by vetoing their civil service buy-back bill.

According to Cuomo, allowing those who sacrificed their youth and health in defense of our nation to buy back that time in civil service positions is too expensive. I’m no hero by far, but when our country called we showed up in her defense and didn’t ask what the cost would be.

If the governor has the audacity to show up for the Veterans Day Parade, every VSO present should execute an about face displaying their backs to him and march off. Failure to do so is a total capitulation to his bullying.

Marvin R. Jeffcoat
SFC, USA (retired)

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