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My Vote On The Military Retirement Pay Bill

Feb 12, 2014 | Blog

I voted for the Military Retirement Pay Bill because, while not perfect, it does restore a promise made long ago to millions of veterans and active duty personnel regarding pensions for retirees.  But I think it is really shameful how Senate Democrats keep manipulating veterans to advance their own political goals.  Washington needs to stop the practice of funding benefits and other programs through obscure budgetary gimmicks.

It is unforgivable that instead of focusing on the real drivers of our debt when it comes to spending reductions, Washington chose to take aim at our veterans’ pensions. We need to stop beating around the bush when it comes to our debt and start dealing with saving Medicare and Social Security before they bankrupt themselves and our country.