The reason these cuts were included was they know there is no way they will survive...they get ti claim the supposed “cost savings” then replace the spending after the outrage.
It is the same reason why the citizens of King County (seattle area) are asked to vote for a Medic One levy every few years...because they fund needle exchange programs first and then let the people vote to raise their taxes to pay for the skilled nedics who arrive when your seriously injured and need to be rushed to the E.R..
Well, we shall see, but I can tell you this:
-they sure as hell survived via overwhelming votes in both the House and the Senate to implement them
That does not bode well for currently serving military and military retired veterans.