If you are talking about a retired veteran, then you are talking about a man or woman that worked 60 to 80 hours a week for twenty years (or longer) and did not receive over time pay. You are talking about having to work most holidays and weekends and not getting over time pay. You are talking about a man or woman that every 12 to 16 months had to readjust to new supervisors (people are always having to relocate). Leaving their families to go into harms way. In other words they had given the best years of their lives to this country under the inference that the best country in the world would take care off them after their unwavering service. Veterans make up such a small portion of our population it seems like we could take care of them. We should be talking about maybe reducing disability compensation for career politicians rather than not taking care of our veterans. Veterans are just a number or a conversation piece for politicians!!!!