|03-21-2005, 09:24 PM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
Bush Details New Veterans Benefits
Not really. Just the real benefits he has in mind for our veterans.
Monday, March 21, 2005
It won't be up very long, but here's a succinct summary, via Newsday's amNewYork, of cuts to health benefits and services for American soldiers:
The president's budget will create a $250 annual enrollment fee for 2 million veterans; increase the prescription co-payment from $7 to $15; reduce prosthetic research by $9 million; slash $351 million from veterans' nursing homes by serving 28,000 fewer residents; and eliminate $104 million in state grants. It would do away with 3,000 Department of Veterans Affairs workers while a backlog of more than 700,000 claims exists, according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
"This is not acceptable," said Thomas P. Cadmus, national commander of the American Legion. "It's a health care tax designed to increase revenue at the expense of veterans who served their country."
Sen. Hillary Clinton introduced an amendment that would have added $2.8 billion for veterans heathcare, but it was voted down by the Senate.
|03-21-2005, 09:45 PM||#2|
Mo' holla fo' yo' dolla!
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a bunker in an undisclosed location
Remember these facts and figures whenever you see one of those morons with a "support the troops" ribbon on the back of his mini-van, truck, or SUV.
These idiots are hypocrisy personified.
They claim to "support the troops," but, in reality, they support an administration that consistently and repeatedly knifes those same troops in the back.