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Republicans and the little guy

Republican loyalty to the troops
GOP Chooses Millionaires Over Military Families
To restore $1 billion in critical military housing funds, Democrats proposed a tiny cut to the tax breaks Republicans gave to millionaires.

Republicans refused. They kept the billion dollars in cuts to housing for our men and women in uniform and their families so that those earning more than $1 million or more per year could get $88,326 in tax breaks instead of $83,546.

Think of all of the patriotic rhetoric you've heard from Republicans praising the military before, during, and after the war in Iraq. All of that rhetoric, empty. When it comes to choosing between the military and millionaires, Republicans choose millionaires every time.