How much of this $17 billion will actually filter to helping the Vets, or are
there others who will be on the take?
Well, the bill is not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.The one major flaw is that it adds an additional $17 Billion dollars to our
already unbearable $17.5 trillion in debt. If they cannot find offsetting
spending cuts in order to pay for this, then it really need to be voted down
until they can agree on a way to fund it.We can pay for it now, or
pay for it later, plus interest and the need to make even harder choices down
the road.Will even one person in Congress stand up and say this?
Probably not. Voters seem to always want more "free stuff" and since
the split between tax payers and recipients of handouts is about equal, it is
easier to ignore the question about how to pay for any of it.
With all the belly-aching our elected contingent, both Senate and House, has
made over the entire Veteran's issue, I will be curious to see how they
vote on this bill.