Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cutting Retirement Benefits for Veterans; Fleecing Service Members (the Bait and Switch)

Instead of cutting IRS benefits to illegal immigrants...
i read about this story, a retiring vet sent this to me-- and i just think what i usually do-
that our congressfolk get paid too much...

Also: The Fleecing of American Veterans HERE
Over the past several decades, American Servicemembers, and especially Veterans have seen a growing trend in our government. That is, the government sends our men and women off to war, gives temporary enticing incentives and makes other empty promises to attract and keep them in the military; and then once they retire or discharge, these veterans are disposed of like useless pieces of antiquated military gear.

disabled vets are NOT exempt...  disabled-military-retirees-not-exempt-from-pension-cuts-in-budget-deal/

AP story:

A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.
The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.
Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.
Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.

more on our service members:

and HERE

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