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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Behold the wonder of austerity

ABC News:

On the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, and scholarships for children of troops who died fighting in that conflict are being cut by thousands of dollars, thanks to sequestration.

The awards, called the Iraq and Afghanistan War Grants, go to undergraduate students whose moms or dads died “as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11,” according to the Department of Education.

Awards that have already been established are safe, but as of March 1, the dollar amount for each new grant is being reduced by 37.8 percent from what a student would have received last year.

“In the past few weeks, four of the five military branches have reported that military families will be hurt in another way by sequestration cuts: Active duty members of the Army, the Marines, the Coast Guard and most recently, the Air Force won’t be able to receive tuition assistance for upcoming courses during the rest of the fiscal year,” the report goes on.

Thanks for your sacrifice vets, now screw off and stop mooching off the gummint. This is the GOP’s sequester. Make sure you take the time to congratulate them for it.

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