Two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy who increased that wealth with their investment in using those tax cuts, came with both! After quickly abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11!
July 5, 2014 - The cost of providing medical and disability care for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is growing with each passing day, and peak spending will not occur for another 30 to 40 years.
The two wars are likely to be the most expensive in the history of the United States.
According to a 2013 study by Linda Bilmes of the Harvard Kennedy School, the U.S. will spend $4 trillion to $6 trillion on these wars, including military operations and veterans’ health care.
“The single largest accrued liability of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the cost of providing medical care and disability benefits to war veterans,” the study reports. “Historically, the bill for these costs has come due many decades later.” read more>>>
As to all the press about the Bonuses given within the Veterans Administration. Most of the Dedicated personal within deserve them. They are separate of the care side of the decades long under funded budget. For keeping the long grossly under funded agency, the people served Responsibility, from collapsing while not bringing their own politics and greed into a job where it should never enter!!!