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Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Don't let Bush take credit
The raising of the death benefit to families of servicepeople killed in Iraq and Afghanistan is a good, overdue step. But as ThinkProgress, the new blog of John Podesta's Center for American Progress, notes, the White House has been rejecting such a proposal from a wide group for at least 2 years.

Army Times, in 2003:
the White House griped that various pay-and-benefits incentives added to the 2004 defense budget by Congress are wasteful and unnecessary — including a modest proposal to double the $6,000 gratuity paid to families of troops who die on active duty

posted by CB @ 12:26 PM  
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