Benefits Cut for Military

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.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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One Response to Benefits Cut for Military

  1. karen carmack says:

    Apparently we must continue to sacrifice !!
    How many roads must a man walk down,
    before you call him a man?
    How many seas must a white dove fly,
    before she sleeps in the sand?
    And how many times must a cannon ball fly,
    before they’re forever banned?

    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
    the answer is blowing in the wind.

    How many years can a mountain exist,
    before it is washed to the sea?
    How many years can some people exist,
    before they’re allowed to be free?
    And how many times can a man turn his head,
    and pretend that he just doesn’t see?

    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
    the answer is blowing in the wind.

    How many times must a man look up,
    before he sees the sky?
    And how many ears must one man have,
    before he can hear people cry ?
    And how many deaths will it take till we know,
    that too many people have died?

    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
    the answer is blowing in the wind.

    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
    the answer is blowing in the wind.

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