Well once again the Government is using the weight of trillions of dollars to turn its back on those who have served and are serving our, and I hate to say this, once great Nation. The 2014 Budget being voted on today by the U.S. Senate and surely to be passed and sent on to Barack Obama for his signature robs veterans of money they have EARNED in retirement. Breaking the promise made to those who committed their lives to the defense of the Nation.
The 1% cost of living (COLA) annual increases have been stripped out of the 2014 Budget cobbled up by Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. The proposed budget would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. But to further create a loath the Government climate the Senate found a way to pay for illegal immigrant children. Thank you from a grateful Nation.
This provision to reclaim monies back to the treasury from illegal claims by illegal aliens would have brought back $4.2 million. But Murray insisted that such an amendment to the Budget bill was an attempt to “kill” the entire bill.
Thank you from a grateful Nation Patty.
So you see the Harry Reid led Senate likes to spend money but just not on Veterans who have faithfully served the Nation. Veterans have less standing than those who are here illegally.
That is to vote NO on this Bi-partisan crap sandwich and prove themselves a champion for the rule of law and the military that defends it….Or vote for this budget bill and show veterans of the Nation that NO ONE in Washington has any honor left to speak of.
Now if the latter occurs then what message does that send to our current members fighting to preserve the freedoms we hold so dearly around the world?
How, after seeing the abandonment of our personnel in Benghazi, and now this broken promise, do we as a Nation expect to have an all volunteer force willing to sacrifice for our Nation.
Those in BOTH branches of Congress should be ashamed of what they are doing to the very Americans that allow them to operate in a free country.
Shame on each and every one of you.