How Filipino veterans could benefit from stimulus
By Robert Farley
Published on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 6:51 p.m.
To hear Jon Kyl tell it, the Democratic-backed economic stimulus package is so full of waste and clutter that legislators ought to scrap it and start fresh.
"I mean, there are so many different things that you can make fun of in this bill," Kyl said. "Let me just mention one — millions of dollars to World War II Filipino veterans in the Philippines. Now, that may be a good thing to spend money on, but not in a stimulus bill. It doesn't stimulate anything."
Does the Senate version of the stimulus package really include millions for Filipino vets?
The answer is yes. And no. We explain here .
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