Congressional Republicans are absolutely apoplectic that the Biden administration is calling them out for passing a debt ceiling bill that would drastically cut benefits for American veterans who have served their country.
According to CBS News, several House Republicans have been whining and accusing the administration of lying in order to frighten veterans.
The dispute over veterans’ benefits stems from the mandate in the GOP debt ceiling bill to return to the levels of discretionary spending in the fiscal year 2022 budget. Democrats say that would result in a 22% cut across all programs, while Republicans say they would tailor the cuts through the appropriations process. The GOP plan to raise the debt limit does not explicitly cut veterans programs — but it does not exempt them from cuts either.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has warned the Republican-led House that its debt limit bill, which passed on a party-line vote, would result in a 22% reduction in veterans services, millions fewer medical outpatient visits and longer wait times for disability claims and other benefits.
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), who chairs the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, had this to say about the GOP legislation as it relates to vets:
Republican protestations led to the White House issuing a tweet from President Joe Biden which is clearly aimed at trolling the claims of the GOP.
“I hear House Republicans out on TV saying they would never vote to cut veterans’ benefits. In case there’s any confusion, I made a little chart that could help them out.”
As you’d expect, Republicans were enraged by Biden’s tweet, proving that they’re the biggest crybabies in the world.