On this Veteran’s Day, lip service is paid by our President and other politicians to honoring our nation’s military service vets and the work they do to keep our country free and safe from those who would do us harm. Wreaths are laid, hands held over hearts as stirring anthems are played, old men on shaky legs stand and render honors…
When the ceremonies are over, people go back to their jobs or back home, and the politicians go back to their chambers and plot ways to increase spending on entitlements by taking from the very citizens they just moments before were professing their devotion to; the veterans.
Teachers (union ones), firefighters (provided they are in a union), service employees (again, be in a proper collective), and others are to keep what they have; it’s vital to our national interest. But for those who are dying today in places far away, we simply can’t afford to keep spending at current levels. It’s breaking the national piggy bank.
So the politicians have no problem finding ways to alter the retirement benefits of the military members so the pensions of teachers and congress critters can be maintained at their maximum. On the chopping block if the special extra-constitutional committee can’t find a way to reduce deficits is the military budget.
The Commander in Chief maintains the reason is so “teachers and firefighters” don’t lose their jobs. The Vice President says if we fail to do so, women from coast to coast will be raped.
How can they give thanks on one hand, while plotting to take from them what was given them by a grateful nation to show our thanks? And somehow the unions remain untouchable?
Yeah. You’re welcome.