On Monday’s Glenn Beck Program, Dana Loesch filled in for Glenn and opened the show with a scathing monologue condemning the military benefits cuts found in the Murray-Ryan budget. Admitting that she has never considered defense spending to be a ‘sacred cow’, Dana found herself appalled by fact that tax loophole for illegal aliens was spared while cutting the cost-of-living adjustment to one percent below the consumer price index for military retirees younger than 62. That portion of the budget will take effect in 2015.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), who, along with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), authored the budget, defended controversial cuts to military retirement pay in the budget deal, saying that the need for military compensation reform is “undeniable.” In an op-ed for USA Today, Rep. Ryan wrote: “To be clear, the money we save from this reform will go right back to the military.”
Dana was joined by Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory, to discuss the implications of these benefits cuts and whether or not Congress will take action to reform the measure when they return to session in January.