Increased Military Spending On The Back Of DISABLED Military Retirees?

The Ryan budget deal keeps getting better and better. And by “better,” I mean much worse. When I wrote about the cut for military retirees, I mentioned the possibility that this might be the only income some of them have. The original sequestration had wonderful priorities in exempting personnel. Ryan is sacrificing those who have already served for the sake of more war power abroad. We already have a military that spends as much as the next ten nations combined. Why take away from military Read more […]

Ryan: Cutting Military Retirees To Save Military Spending

On Friday, I reported that the Senate needed five Republicans to vote in favor of the Ryan budget compromise in order for it to pass. Now, I read that they need eight Republicans to vote for it. Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown in January and blunt automatic spending cuts, Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, said on Sunday. “The struggle is still on in the United States Senate. We will need about eight Read more […]