GOP Kills Bill That Would Extend Agent Orange Benefits To US Navy Vietnam Vets – The Intellectualist
Two Republican senators killed a bill on Monday that would provide benefits to American veterans who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and now suffer the effects of Agent Orange.
The reason? Extending benefits to those veterans would constitute deficit spending.
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) provided the only objection necessary to kill the bill.
But a huge and growing deficit created by huge increases in the military budget and for the Trump wall is perfectly fine.
Remember when Trump promised to eliminate the deficit and National debt?