For Democrats who want to do something real to oppose cuts in domestic spending, it's important to understand what Sanders did.
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The House voted yesterday to undo the military pension savings in December's Murray-Ryan budget deal and offset the cost by extending the sequestration budget cuts for mandatory programs by one year, from 2023 to 2024. That was a mistake.
Being falsely declared dead once could provide enough existential uncertainty and financial hardship to last a lifetime. But how about four times?
The recent proposals to cut military retirement benefits by $42.5 billion as part of the deficit reduction program are an abandonment of a promise this nation gives to its career soldiers.
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