…especially given that unlike last time there aren’t a lot of other countries opening up their checkbooks. (“Coalition” seems to have been redefined as “countries which are not in active opposition,” rather than “countries which are supplying manpower or funding.”)
But when you need some money to pay for war and you’ve already promised your rich contributors a huge tax break well, you can always squeeze disabled veterans a little tighter:
By a vote along party lines, the majority members of the House Budget Committee passed and reported for a vote by the House a budget resolution that would cut $844 million from veterans’ medical care next year and $9.7 billion over the next 10 years. In addition, the budget resolution would cut $15 billion from the disability compensation and other benefit programs over the next 10 years.
Support the troops, indeed.