Saturday :: Oct 6, 2007

How the Bush Administration Saves Money


by Mary

Steve Benen has an incredible story about how the Bush administration looks to save money on the backs of those who served in Iraq. The Minneasota National Guard unit that served in Iraq for 22 (!!) months were brought home one day short of the time they'd need to serve overseas to be eligible for full educational benefits. Tell me someone didn't carefully consider this expense when they scheduled them to come home.

But this is the same old story. Billions for crooks like Blackwater's Erik Prince. Peanuts for those who serve at the command of this president who couldn't even fill his commitment to the National Guard for the soft berth slot he took so someone else could go to Vietnam in his place.

Mary :: 9:57 AM :: Comments (9) :: Digg It!