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Compassionate Conservatives?

The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are about to see their pay get cut:

Unless Congress and President Bush take quick action when Congress returns after Labor Day, the uniformed Americans in Iraq and the 9,000 in Afghanistan will lose a pay increase approved last April of $75 a month in “imminent danger pay” and $150 a month in “family separation allowances.”

Meanwhile, according to Cato’s Chris Edwards and Tad DeHaven, the administration “requests that Congress increase funding on social programs with trite names, such as Parent Drug Corps, Compassion Capital Fund, and Steps to a Healthier US.”

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