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  •  again, VA has a long history (4+ / 0-)

    at first it was Korean vs. WWII vets with cuts
    Then Korean & WWII were pitted against Vietnam vets

    And you are right, VA has been expanded a lot recently with most of the programs only affecting OIF/OEF veterans since 2001, essentially creating a two-tier vet system.

    And no, you can't speak about CCPI and only speak about Soc Sec and not SSDI, Railroad Pensions, military retirement, VA benefits because all of them are governed by the same United States Code .  There is no separation.

    Hopefully, we're talking about hypotheticals that will never come to fruition because enough people raise a stink, but don't expect programs under the radar to be spared when no one speaks up for them.  Most people do not know that CPI governs VA, most people think we are speaking about something that affects the elderly and who cares about them.  Part of that is from information like you put out in diary after diary.

    And because you put these neo-liberal OFA points out in diary after diary I certainly do not feel silly

    Don't be a dick, be a Democrat! Oppose CPI cuts! Support Social Security and Veteran Benefits!

    by Jeffersonian Democrat on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:45:33 AM PST

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    •  again, though (0+ / 0-)

      it all depends on how the law is written, hey?

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:58:25 AM PST

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      •  What's your cite? (4+ / 0-)

        What's the quibble over how a law is written when you're pushing cuts to programs for poor elderly and disabled people, including veterans?

        What's the point in showing excessive cruelty by taking money from poor people when there's no need to do so?

        What kind of depravity of the soul does it take to push for unnecessary cuts to those less fortunate simply to please some mentally diseased wealthy corporate donors?

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:39:57 AM PST

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