A Senator who has remained anonymous tried to put a block on the Veterans getting a cost of living raise this year. I feel if anybody needs a cost of living raise it is our veterans. They have earned it. My first question is if this Senator is remaining anonymous then do they really believe that this is a good idea? I usually stand behind my decisions if I believe in them. There are veterans that are coming home and they are not getting the services that they need. Some veterans have to wait extended periods of time to get the needed benefits. I feel that it is unfortunate that now somebody is trying to take away pay that they are getting while they are fighting for and trying to defend this country.