Evergreene Digest: How Washington plans to punish military veterans

  • Make no mistake, the Administration and Congress have big plans for military veterans and their retirement and none of them are good.
  • Viewing Veterans’ Issues Through a More Accurate Lens

brooklynbadboy, Daily Kos 

Monday, December 16, 2013 | If you think the most recent “embrace the suck” passed in the House that screws military veterans‘ pension benefits is just one step in the effort to screw vets, you’d be wrong. In fact, these ideas and worse have been brewing in Washington for a few years now. I first covered this issue in 2011, when the Obama Administration first began proposing 85 percent cuts in military pension plans. I noted later that year that a big battle was brewing over it, and then again in 2012 when some of the proposed cuts became part of Grand Bargain negotiations. Each time, military families have fought back, including our very own angelajean, MilitaryTracy, and others who are part of the Daily Kos Military Group. First and foremost, join their campaign to fight this cut in military benefits.

Make no mistake, the Administration and Congress have big plans for military veterans and their retirement and none of them are good.

Among the changes being considered:

brooklynbadboy is a Daily Kos member.

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Related:

Viewing Veterans’ Issues Through a More Accurate Lens, Ward Carroll, Huffington Post

  • This broken promise [that the nation would always support (veterans) when they got back from serving overseas] is manifesting itself in myriad ways: Fewer benefits, less educational opportunities, reduced chances for promotion, and lower pay. 
  • And the cost for wounded vets is potentially higher as treatment facilities and associated programs watch their budgets dwindle.
  • A Trail of Tears

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