Ahh, the good old Party of the Donkey... they whose patriotism we dare not question... they who support the troops while slandering their leaders (both civilian and military leaders)... they're at it again:
Providing veterans' benefits to Filipino service members is only half of the issue.Yep, there ya go... they support the Filipino veterans--who never appeared in US uniform, by the way, being soldiers of the Philippines--by cutting benefits to disabled veterans who did wear the stars and stripes, and did so bravely and heroically.
Perhaps more egregious is how the Democrats offset the cost of the new benefits. Because of House PAYGO rules, any new entitlement spending (such as the Filipino Veterans Equity Act) must be funded by either a corresponding cut in existing spending or matching revenue gains.
In this case, the Democrats on the Veterans Committee voted to save nearly $1 billion by eliminating a $2,200 special monthly payment to veterans who are less than 100 percent disabled, but 60 percent or greater disabled.
That's our MoveOn-dominated party on the left for ya, folks.