CONCORD, NH - Karen Testerman, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, exposed Jeanne Shaheen for supporting the "bipartisan" budget bill, which cuts veterans' benefits. Jeanne Shaheen is making an appearance at defense contractor BAE Systems to advocate for the bill this morning.
"Real support for veterans goes beyond having a 'Support Our Troops" bumper sticker," Testerman said. "This budget deal attacks veterans' benefits by reducing their cost of living increases every year. This will take away about $83,000 from 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. She should start by protecting the benefits promised to our servicemen and servicewomen and oppose this wrongheaded budget deal."