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Seems like a reasonable bill by blackwater 08/04/2022, 5:43pm PDT
Based on the media coverage of other bills from the last few years (like the so-called "infrastructure bill"), I was expecting there to be a lot of dumb bullshit in the bill that the media omitted from their reporting. But for once, there wasn't. Based on at least reading the table of contents, it seems to be pretty much what it is advertised as, giving more money to veterans with disabilities.

So I guess this is pretty reasonable. Although I have to wonder, if burn pits are so bad, are they going to phase them out or something? Nobody ever talks about this stuff. Also, what is going on with that crazy radioactive island and its concrete dome? I guess we're still not going to pay for any kind of cleanup there.

I'm not really a big Ron Paul fan, but he is at least consistent in his libertarian views. For example, he voted against the Iraq war. So he'll vote against your military benefits, but he'll also vote against sending you to war in the first place. I guess that's probably not a lot of comfort, but there it is.

Ted Cruz claims that the bill shifts a bunch of discretionary spending to mandatory, which I didn't understand (?)

va.gov is calling this bill "perhaps the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history" which I guess means it's gonna be expensive. My reading of the bill is that if you were anywhere around a burn pit, you'll get pretty much automatic coverage for asthma, high blood pressure, and a bunch of other stuff. Good to know, if you're a veteran. Maybe this will keep us from getting involved in more stupid military adventures in the future? (he wrote, sadly, knowing full well it won't...)
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PACT Act passed by Ice Cream Jonsey 08/03/2022, 8:01am PDT NEW
    Seems like a reasonable bill by blackwater 08/04/2022, 5:43pm PDT NEW
        I didn't care for the bill. My senator lost my vote. by Our Nation's Burn Pits 08/05/2022, 10:13am PDT NEW
        Cruz was just lying. by Reasonable Republican 08/05/2022, 10:31am PDT NEW
 
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