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American Legion blasts Trump budget as "stealth privatization" of VA

WASHINGTON — Officials from the American Legion on Friday slammed the White House’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal as “a stealth privatization attempt” of veterans services and an “unacceptable” attack on veterans benefits. “The administration’s budget for (Veterans Affairs) would effectively lower the earnings of our most vulnerable veterans by reducing or eliminating disability payments from veterans who are the most in need,” Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt said in a statement. “This plan breaks faith with veterans.” The comments are the latest shot from veterans groups at what President Trump has billed as a veteran-friendly budget, one that includes a nearly 6 percent increase in discretionary spending and a $54 billion boost in defense funding above congressionally mandated budget caps. But outside advocates have been critical of the details, saying many provi...

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