Politics & Policy

Paul to Obama: Don’t Cut Veterans’ Benefits

“As a doctor, an Air Force veteran, and congressman, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and has always fought for the best interest of our troops, I was deeply concerned to learn that our military retirees are now facing benefit cuts under your proposed $1.5 trillion dollar tax hike,” Ron Paul wrote in a letter to President Obama released today. “Our military men and women have fought bravely. In exchange, our country made a promise to them, and we must honor it.”

“There are trillions of dollars in unwise and unconstitutional spending we must cut,” Paul added. “There are few other leaders in Washington willing to cut spending as deeply as I am and truly balance our budget.  But, we must make sure we take care of our veterans who fought to take care of us.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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