Tuesday, March 21, 2006

War Orphan? Too Bad

With the 3 year anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq just passing, I thought I'd bring you this little gem.

Congressman Melancon introduced an amendment that would:

Provide retroactively $23 million for war orphans: Surviving spouses with minor children are eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation to assist the families with immediate and transitional needs after the death of a spouse. Right now, only servicemember families whose spouses die after November 30, 2004, receive this $250 per month benefit for 2 years. This amendment will help approximately 4,100 spouses with children whose servicemember spouse died during the war on terrorism between September 11, 2001, and November 30, 2004.

Here is Jimbo's response:

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to the gentleman's amendment.

Sometimes, there's just nothing to add, Jimbo's words speak for themselves.


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