Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

How Filipino veterans could benefit from stimulus

Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is the prime sponsor of the Filipino veterans provision.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is the prime sponsor of the Filipino veterans provision.

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 .