Some that maintain a sense of humor wear caps embossed with the
words, “Dysfunctional Veteran – Leave Me Alone,” but the government
won’t leave them alone; because it’s about money.
Others are fitted for prosthesis, feel their bodies deteriorate from
Agent Orange, or live in a mindless prison due to what they have seen
and cannot process. The government does not want to leave them alone
either — because it’s about money.
One of the tasks of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is to come
up with ideas to lower deficits or redirect entitlements that at least
give the impression deficits are reduced. The CBO, as a think tank,
spews out “budget options” — without fear of retaliation. This agency is
not concerned with the difficulties their “options” create, regardless
of the personal costs to forced donors. However; as a CYA, or omen, CBO
does claim, “These are not recommendations – only options to inform
Over 100 options are in a Nov. 14, 2013 study: “Options for Reducing
the Deficit 2014 – 2023. In addition to costly changes in Social
Security and Medicare there is a lesser known option suggesting a
reversal of a law that had corrected a discriminatory denial of benefits
for disabled veterans.
This “option” calls for the reversing of a “concurrent receipt” order
that allows retired disabled veterans to receive both military
retirement and Veterans Administration disability payments.
For over 120 years retired military members were the only faction of
the federal government ineligible to receive their rightful concurrent
receipt. Doesn’t it seem strange that FBI and CIA Agents were eligible
for concurrent receipt although these are not the groups most likely
placed in harm’s way? It’s about money.
In 2003, after virtually 20 years of lobbying and presenting its case
to the Supreme Court the “Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees” (USDR)
was able to get Congress to phase out this discriminatory ban on
“concurrent receipt,” but only for retirees with disability ratings of
50 percent or higher.
READ MORE: http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/07-01-2014/disabled-veterans%E2%80%99-pay-stays-cutting-floor