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A better way to spend $85 billion (access required)

I oppose the $85-billion bailout of AIG. Rather, I favor using the $85 billion to pay for the veterans and widows benefits that were deleted from the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act.Specifically, I refer to the full restoration of benefits for the following three groups:Sixty-one-thousand widows whose Survivor's Benefit Payments (SBP) are offset by the ...

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