A NOTE FROM KAREN
SO THIS IS HOW WE TREAT THOSE WHO SACRIFICE SO MUCH
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This morning, Jeanne Shaheen will visit defense contractor BAE Systems, in Nashua where she will call for Senate support of the "bipartisan" budget bill, which cuts veterans' benefits.
Real support for veterans goes beyond having a 'Support Our Troops" bumper sticker. This budget deal attacks veterans' benefits by reducing their cost of living increases. This will take away about $83,000 for a typical enlisted member who retires at age 40 after 20 years' service and $124,000 from a typical officer retiring at age 42 after 20 years' service.
Jeanne Shaheen's website says she "has worked for fair treatment of American veterans' and 'has supported New Hampshire's soldiers.' It is time for her to resume that work for our veterans and future veterans. I suggest she start by protecting the benefits promised to our servicemen and servicewomen and oppose this wrongheaded budget deal.
Senator Kelly Ayotte issued a statement "that she cannot support the budget agreement that was announced Tuesday because it fails to address the biggest drivers of our nation's skyrocketing debt but instead pays for more federal spending by cutting retirement benefits for active duty and military retirees by $6 billion."
Contact your Senators today. Remember, it is important to thank them when they support your positions as well as to ask them to change their vote when you disagree. Your voice makes a difference.
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