Too many politicians use veterans to benefit politically. Politicians are happy to celebrate our troops in public, while continuing to vote to send them into harm's way. When our heroes come back from the battlefield, the politicians who sent them to war are reluctant to provide the resources required to take care of returning soldiers and their families. It is time the federal government prioritized the health of returning veterans. It is vital the VA has the funding and resources needed to take care of our veterans. In addition, more resources need to be allocated to provide care for those who need mental health services.