Saturday, May 20, 2006
House approves 12% increase for vets's healthcare
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/05/20/house_oks_12_increase_on_veteran_health_benefits/ this article from the Boston Globe explains the amounts and where the money is supposed to go, it also highlights the fact that a Republican lawmaker used parlimentary procedures to strip 500 million from the VA building budget, which means some hopsitals and clinics will not be funded this next FY. Again cut the vets, while cutting taxes for the rich, a nice gesture to show how much america's veteran are appreciated by the Republicans. Does this mean that the campaign slogan "A Promise Made Is A Promise Kept" was just more lip service?