Speaking of budgeting priorities, here is one that needs to be examined and taken care of:
The Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress that its health care costs grew faster than expected and left a $1 billion hole in its budget this year, lawmakers said Thursday.
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Steve Buyer, the Republican from Indiana, said the department can meet this year’s health care costs by drawing on spare funds and money from other operations, including building construction.
But next year’s health care budget falls well over $1 billion short, said Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho.
I blame the bunnies. Or maybe midgets.