Kind: Repeal Military Retiree Cuts
Kind Says Farm Bill Should Be Cut First
By Patrick Lynn
Congressman Ron Kind supported legislation this week which will in part repeal the cuts made to military retiree benefits that were included in last month’s budget package.
The budget deal passed earlier this year included a provision making cuts to veterans’ Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) benefits, which cut some $6 million from COLA for working-age military retirees. The cuts would have otherwise gone into effect next December.
“I was opposed to the COLA cuts being included in the budget in the first place. There are plenty of other areas we can look to for cuts, such as in the just-passed Farm Bill. It contained millions in taxpayer subsidies to Brazilian cotton farmers and outrageous giveaways to billionaires who aren’t even farmers,” concluded Rep. Kind.