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Letter: Veterans' pensions should be off-limits

U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer at

U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer at a news conference on Jan. 6, 2013. Both have said they will lobby for New York City's bid to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016 as the party invited proposals from 15 cities. Credit: Charles Eckert

I am very disappointed that our U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, voted to limit the pension growth of our retired veterans ["Small cut in pensions are a careful federal trim," Editorial, Jan. 10].

Veterans have already done their part. Did Congress do its part and take a cut in pay or benefits? How about Congress cutting out department conferences?

I can think of a lot more places to cut, but not our vets. These senators have lost my vote.

Ann Mancuso, Port Crane

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