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Thu May 25, 2017, 04:43 AM

VA defends plan to cut thousands of dollars from elderly vets' benefits

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“The budget plan unveiled yesterday completely abandons many of the most severely disabled veterans of the Vietnam generation and could make thousands of elderly veterans homeless,” said John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America.

“We’re extremely alarmed by this budget proposal, because this is the opposite of what President Trump promised veterans.”

VVA officials said they spent have spent the last day since the budget announcement fielding panicked calls from veterans dependent on the program, wondering how they’ll make ends meet.

VFW National Commander Brian Duffy said his membership likes many parts of the budget “we are absolutely against forcing wounded, ill and injured veterans to pay for improvements elsewhere within the VA.” AMVETS released a statement Wednesday demanding the IU provision be dropped, labeling it "stealing" benefits from veterans.

Administration officials have also proposed rounding down cost-of-living adjustments to veterans benefits next year, a practice that would take no more than $12 from an individual vet in annual payouts but could save the government $20 million next year.

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http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/va-plan-iu-cuts-benefits-elderly-veterans
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REPUBLICANS and TRUMP SAYING FUCK YOU TO KOREAN AND VIETNAM VETS.....

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 06:49 AM

1. Another thank-you gift from the Donald to his supporters

I admit that I'm a white guy, but you'd think these guys would have had a clue last autumn. If I were a white nationalist (for the record, I'm not), I'd find this pandemic of stupid embarrassing.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:48 AM

2. another lie from the orange madman. I wonder how many of his loyal kool-ade drinkers

will be amoung those affected.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 07:23 PM

3. Absolutely infuriating

I'm 100% P&T so I don't believe this specific item impacts me (yet), but had I not been disabled as a result of my military service, I would have been able to work a decent job and actually afford to safe for retirement like I'm supposed to.

This is just another "fuck you" to veterans. For Vietnam and Korea vets this is another whammy to them. Many of them were drafted and had their situation forced on them. On the other hand, my dumb ass was gullible enough to volunteer.

Thanks for the Memorial Day gift...

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 10, 2017, 06:09 PM

4. It Might IF

any part of that 100% is I.U. (Individual Unemployability).
I'm 70/30 so the cut would kill me.

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