Ratchet Racket

Osborne, John
December 1978
New Republic;12/8/78, Vol. 179 Issue 24, p7
Describes United States President Jimmy Carter's negotiations with legislators regarding legislative bills on veterans' pensions and disability compensation for veterans. Meeting with senators Alan Cranston of California and Herman Talmadge of Georgia; Congress version that is less costly than the House or Senate versions; Narrowed definitions of eligibility for pensions; Stiffened requirement regarding equal treatment of veterans and survivors in equal circumstances; Basic pension for an eligible veteran with no dependents from $2,364 to $3,550 per year.


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