Is that the seventh seal I hear popping?
by Caleb Reading
President Bush doing something I actually agree with:
President Bush will propose a dramatic increase to $250,000 in government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and in future combat zones.
The plan to increase the tax-free “death gratuity,” now $12,420, to $100,000 and provide an extra $150,000 in life insurance payouts will be part the 2006 budget proposal submitted to Congress next week
As of today, 1,415 Americans had died in the Iraq war, according to the Pentagon’s count, and 156 had died in Afghanistan and other locations deemed part of the war on terrorism