The new budget cuts pensions for vets, including those who were wounded while serving this country, while continuing unchecked the flow of money to illegal aliens. We’re not shocked, because we’ve learned that, no matter how low our government goes, give it a day and it can go even lower. The absence of shock, though, doesn’t insulate us from anger and disappointment. I got the following from a friend who serves and I think it pretty much says everything that needs to be said on the subject:
So I signed a contract with the govt outlining what exactly I would get in exchange for my lifetime of service. Now the govt gets to change the deal yet I am expected to continue to hold up my end of the bargain.
The same government who is complaining about military “entitlements” eating us alive has no issue extending unemployment benefits at the drop of a hat. They also feel someone who has chosen a life of dropping fries and flipping burgers deserves a “living wage.”
Also, John McCain is a dick. I would expect more support from a POW. This is the height of hypocrisy considering his political career is based on his military service, specifically time spent as a POW.
This entire issue smacks of disloyalty and is particularly galling to those of us who have spent a lifetime of loyal and faithful service.