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McCaskill: Ryan budget would cut veteran aid

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Sen. Claire McCaskill is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Veterans Jobs Caucus.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says the budget proposal of House Republican Paul Ryan would only hurt veterans and help the wealthy. 

Speaking with veterans Sunday at Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum downtown, McCaskill called the proposal a “non-starter.” 

“The Ryan budget calls for a 33 percent cut in mandatory domestic spending," McCaskill said. "Mandatory domestic spending includes veterans. Now that is the same budget that gives an additional six-figure tax cut for multi-millionaires." 

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, says his budget would actually target high-income Americans by specifically eliminating deductions and loopholes.

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