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Younger Military Vets Angered by Budget Cuts

Washington Post: “The plan to trim pension increases for working-age military retirees… is by far the most controversial provision in a bipartisan budget deal approved by Congress and signed last week by President Obama.”

“The cut is small — a one-percentage-point reduction in the annual cost-of-
living increase — but it has provoked outrage among veterans, some of whom argue that the country is reneging on a solemn pact. And even though lawmakers, especially in the GOP, fulminate about the need to cut the cost of federal health and retirement benefits, many have vowed to roll the cut back when Congress returns to work next week.”

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