Mar 31, 2003
The Bush administration is proposing to cut benefits for veterans by 463 million dollars in 2004, and a total of 25 billion dollars over the next 10 years. This proposal includes cuts in pension payments to war-disabled veterans, cuts in pensions to the poorest disabled veterans, and cuts in G.I. Bill benefits for soldiers returning from Afghanistan.
According to the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the American Legion, funding cuts for veterans' health care will result in the denial of health care to millions of veterans, as well as the cut of an estimated 9,000 physicians from the VA – which will mean even bigger delays in medical services for those who still qualify.
Bush and his cronies tell us to support the troops – but that is just to get us to support their bloody wars. The reality is that he considers the troops as cannon fodder. This proposal proves it.