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Monday, February 07, 2005

Desperately Seeking Frames

It's odd that the GOP wears the "we support the troops" crown, since they've spent the last few years trying to cut benefits, salary and health care for veterans. Including those returning from Iraq. From the NYT:

President Bush's budget would more than double the co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs and would require some to pay a new fee of $250 a year for the privilege of using government health care, administration officials said Sunday.

The proposals, they said, are in the $2.5 trillion budget that Mr. Bush plans to unveil on Monday. White House officials said the budget advanced his goal of cutting the deficit, which hit a record last year.

"We are being tight," Vice President Dick Cheney said on "Fox News Sunday." "This is the tightest budget that has been submitted since we got here."