Monday, January 6, 2014

Congress Raids Military Pensions for Budget Compromise

Congress has reached a budget compromise however they are dipping into the pensions of veterans who have fought this nation's wars over the past twelve years. Led by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray Congress has stripped away promised retirement benefits from our warriors so they can continue to fund expensive weapons systems and maintain the social safety net for non-contributing members of society. Less than one-percent serve in the military and even less ever qualify for a pension so the voting block and influence of the veterans is very small. That makes veterans benefits an easy target. Read more in "An Unholy Alliance is Forcing Veterans to Pay for 12 Years of War", Business Insider, January 3, 2014.

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