Or, rather, calling out the calling out.


VoteVets is hitting Americans for Tax Reform for citing Rep. Ben Chandler's (D-KY) vote in favor of the post-9/11 G.I. Bill on May 15, 2008 as a vote in favor of a tax increase. ATR is airing a TV ad that says Chandler voted repeatedly for tax increases, citing the dates at the bottom of the screen. VoteVets zooms in, finds the date of the G.I. bill vote (a day when post-office and coin bills were the only other measures considered), and concludes that ATR has attacked Chandler for supporting veterans.

The post-9/11 G.I. bill was paid for with a tax increase on the wealthy.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.