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I really can't think of hardly anything to say right now that is printable. Our veterans earned and deserve this money--it is not a gift-- that our Congress is cutting and yet it seems some of our elected officials forget who they represent and who they are supposed to be working for. Maybe this guy ought to see Lone Survivor then explain why these cuts are needed over other cuts than could be taken--like his upcoming pension and free medical care for life.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Tuesday that he cannot support Sen. Kelly Ayotte's (R-N.H.) bill to repeal $6 billion in cuts to military pensions because of the way it offsets the costs. But a Levin aide said that the Armed Services chairman endorsed Ayotte's bill before realizing that it restored the cuts by preventing illegal immigrants from claiming a child tax credit. "Sen. Levin would support legislation to repeal the military pension cuts if such an amendment didn’t endanger underlying legislation and if he supported the offset," the aide said. "He doesn’t support the offset in Sen. Ayotte's legislation, so he couldn’t offer support for her legislation." http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/194631-levin-backs-ayotte-bill-to-repeal-military-pension#ixzz2pqpiAzyi Yep, the Senator thinks it's more important for illegal immigrants to taxpayer paid income tax credits than return a portion of a pension promised to vets who have given decades of service or their health.
The very idea that the military retirees benefits is as an item to be cut is an insult. What they are saying is after looking at the ENTIRE budget that everything that DIDN'T get cut is more important. Congress' Pay (They have done such a fabulous job) is more important. The Hawaii Christmas and the golf rounds by our Commander in Chief is more important. I could go on. I know one thing...I will not be voting for those is my state who voted for this travesty.
Recon6decktechonthe1047 Copy that!!!
LauraKinCARecon6majrod RR, and we could take care of those who protected us for their careers....6