3 The budget battle in Washington nears an end... The bipartisan bill that the House and Senate approved, reduces the budget by about 20-billion-dollars. It also eases some of the painful budget cuts hitting the Pentagon, for 2-years... and avoids a government shutdown. Unfortunately, retired military will see their benefits reduced. Congress sounds ready to rethink the issue as soon as the new year begins - but it still angers many. Channel 4's Kent Justice joins us LIVE from outside Naval Station Mayport with reactions - and some suggestions from a diplomat - and a retired Flag Officer ...Kent? 3 3 Retired Diplomats and ranking officers - won't see the impact of this reduced Cost Of Living Adjustment in the new budget - that a younger sailor or soldier would see.That still doesn't make it right in their eyes. 3 00-0520-2356-1:01TAKE SOT Bob Natter Retired 4-star Admiral Bob Natter served 41-years in the Navy.He sees the big picture - and say there is certainly a benefit to the new budget getting passed by Congress and the Senate: A spending plan that can be counted on.TAKE SOT Natter again But - Admiral Natter also see the harm it does - reducing the compensation given to retired military members.TAKE SOT TAKE SOT Nancy Soderberg Nancy Soderberg served America as Ambassador to the United Nations - and says she still has security clearance in her current role.Soderberg says - she also believes lawmakers in Washington need to rethink, revise, and replace the rule that lowers the COLA for military members who retired, but are still working age.TAKE SOT Soderberg TAKE SOT Kent, What's the reasoning behind decreasing the compensation for Cost of Living?