The committee, made up of 86 Republican members of Congress selected by Tom DeLay and Dennis Hastert, was unusually cruel in its assessment.
Some of the recommendations include:
- Elimination of Amtrak funding (altogether);
Level funding for the FAA (which means no increased funding for safety);
Increases in Medicare Part B premiums (from just under 25% to 30%);
Steep cuts for veterans and military families
(eliminating primary and secondary education facilities for kids in military families, increasing health care costs for families and veterans);
Gee, and all of this comes just a few weeks after Hastert's press henchmen penned a letter to the Kendall County Record's Op/Ed page excoriating the leader of a local Veterans group for suggesting Republicans were cutting benefits.
The Navy Times story.