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Bush to Cut Veterans' Benefits

Bush plans to cut funding for veterans' health care over the next few years, yes this is while an increasing number of troops are returning home wounded from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. The President is pushing these cuts to fulfill his pledge to "balance the budget by 2012," which is a shell game in itself.

"Even though the cost of providing medical care to veterans has been growing rapidly — by more than 10 percent in many years — White House budget documents assume consecutive cutbacks in 2009 and 2010 and a freeze thereafter," according to a report by the AP.

No, tax cuts are unthinkable. Pork barrel spending that spun out of control during Republican rule in Congress could simply NOT be vetoed. But funding for veterans wounded while serving in Bush's war? Fuck that, they should get better jobs with decent benefits!

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