So that millionaires and billionaires don’t have to see their tax rates go up, the Veteran’s Affairs committee in Congress has offered to cut medical benefits for veterans and active duty military personnel. I saw on the Colbert Report that the “Congressmen” stated that the military is full of people that are used to making sacrifices and this is one more chance for them to show the rest of the country how it is done.
The top leaders of the House and Senate veterans’ affairs committees are willing to cap growth in the Veterans Affairs Department budget in hopes of averting across-the-board cuts in federal spending.
“We believe no constituency better understands the challenge America faces, and no constituency is better suited to, again, lead by example by putting country first,” says a rare joint letter signed by the four top Democratic and Republican members of the veterans’ committees.
Can you believe that? Congressmen that purport to represent the people, offering to sacrifice the benefits of the military, which, I might add, is not full of wealthy people. The goal, to show the rest of the nation how to act. Why can’t the perform the same kind of mental kabuki where the rich are concerned? They have plenty, they ought to be stepping forward in this time of national pain, so we are going to show them how to act, and raise their taxes. They will have to learn to make ends meet with 2,250,000 per year instead of 2,500,000 per year.
The most recent year of veterans health care costed 53 billion dollars. That’s roughly what one MONTH in Iraq cost this country. The most that could be saved by cutting veterans benefits is 53 Billion dollars per year if it were totally eliminated. It would be smarter to bring all our boys home to save that 53 billion dollars.