It is really astonishing to see this, Bachmann proposes large cuts to the VA and military disability
The craziness from catlady doesn’t stop. Her latest idea is to propose deep cuts to the VA and the military disability system.
Tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has unveiled a plan for cutting $400 billion in federal spending that includes freezing Veterans Affairs Department health care spending and cutting veterans’ disability benefits.
Her proposed VA budget cuts would account for $4.5 billion of the savings included in the plan, posted on her official House of Representatives website.
Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, said cutting veterans’ health care spending is an ill-advised move at a time when the number of veterans continues to grow as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sullivan said he finds it difficult to see how VA could freeze health care costs without hurting veterans.
“It is really astonishing to see this,” he said.
In a statement, Bachmann said her plan is intended for discussion purposes as an example of ways to cut federal spending to make it unnecessary to increase the current $14.3 trillion limit on the amount the U.S. government can borrow.
So now Bachmann is bascially letting everyone know, veterans and civilians alike, that it is perfectly fine to send servicemembers to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, just as long they don’t expect the government to help them with whatever wounds or problems they return home with. Seemingly Bachmann and other dominionists are no longer affraid to keep their agenda secret.