Friday, February 4, 2011

Congress Woman Bachmann Changes Her Plan

Last month Representative Michele Bachmann unveiled her plan to cut the budget by several
billion dollars.

One portion of her plan would have cut $4.5 billion dollars in VA care and VA pensions to
veterans.

The objections came fast and furious  from many Veteran Service Organizations all denouncing
her plan. It would have been a devastating blow to our country's veterans and military.

The huge backlash apparently caused her to change her mind. She has dropped that part of the
plan.

“One point on my discussion list was a $4.5 billion proposal that would affect payments made to our veterans,” Bachmann said in a statement. “That has received a lot of attention and I have decided that it should be removed from consideration. The problem of government spending must be solved, but not on the backs of our nation’s war heroes. I have always been a proud supporter of the United States military and I continue to stand with our veterans. In the months ahead I look forward to working with our Veterans Service Organizations to ensure that we fulfill our commitments to those who sacrificed so much in their brave service for our country.”

We applaud Rep. Bachmann for her wise decision, and we thank her for her continued support
or our military and our veterans.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember" 

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996