“All Americans know that the month of December is already a strain on their pocketbook and to have your paycheck cut would be devastating to anyone. This provision is nothing but a lump of coal for veterans.”
On Vet groups supporting the bill:
“Are your representatives in Washington really standing up for you when they endorse a bill that cuts your living stipend during the holidays? Are they really representing your views when they endorse legislation that cuts tuition payments for some veterans by thousands of dollars a year?”
Overall, I still think these changes are a raw deal for most veterans. The support for this bill from the American Legion and VFW is also extremely disappointing to me.
Finally I think this bill is proof-positive of Jonn’s contention that the budget will be balanced on the backs of veterans.