Paul Ryan steers budget cuts wrong way

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 - 7:10 am

Ryan steers cuts wrong way

Re "Pension cuts irk younger veterans" (Page A1, Dec. 31): So Rep. Paul Ryan's latest idea to fix the economy is to save $6 billion over a decade by cutting cost-of-living increases to veterans. They could have saved $24 billion in 16 days by not putting on their congressional dog-and-pony show that shut everything down. But let's not forget the greater good they were trying to accomplish, preventing people from getting health care coverage. This fits in with their other great ideas of cutting Social Security, Medicare and the extension of unemployment benefits. After all, I'm sure Ryan thinks these sort of things that people pay into and are entitled to just makes them lazy and dependent. And we all know that corporations can't defined benefit retirement plans, and that's why some of those CEOs are having to get around on yachts that are less than 200 feet long.

-- Dave Mauck, Sacramento

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