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Air Force Lt. Col. Francona: Military 'Easy Target' in Budget Cuts

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 05:54 PM

Lawmakers cut the pensions of military veterans in the new federal budget because they are an "easy target," according to former Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona, a CNN military analyst.

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"The military's an easy target for Congress to go after because the military is not one constituency. Although there are a lot of military retirees, there are a lot of veterans, a lot of people in active duty, they don't represent one constituency," Francona told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"We don't have a voice. No one listens to me when I call my congressman."

Francona said the pension he was promised is "money I banked on."

"When you come into the service, they tell you here's how your retirement is structured, and many of us planned our future lives on that and now," he said.

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