posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 06:03 PM
What Rep. Paul has stated, rings true now as it did then.
President Obama, is playing with fire, by asking to cut the benefits that were made to those who served in the military and their families. Many
people have joined the US military, choosing to stick with it as a career, to give everything, even at the point of discomfort for themselves and
their families. Not one person who has ever served in the US military has every given a second thought about the sacrifice that they were asked to
do, when called on. They gave up much to try to do their best and serve with honor.
Now they have a commander and chief who is asking that the US senate to fail to uphold a promise that was made to all of those in exchange for their
sacrifice, to take away from them, when it is all that they have. It is a shame and disgrace for even one who is suppose to lead to ask, and he
should be shamed for it.
These people, who serve in the military, the enlisted, NCO’s and Officers, they do such cause they believe it is the correct thing to do. They go
where ordered, enduring sometimes harsh conditions, and even give up their lives for an idea. Many are under the belief that they or their loved ones
will be taken care of in the long run. The pay stinks, the hours are not something that the private sector will even pay, yet they join in droves,
and it has to be for the very nature of the job and for the training that they receive, along with the benefits that will enable them to better either
their lives or those that in their families.
The military has endured losses and wins, celebrations and a population at one time who despised them, looking down on them with distain and hatred
for what they were asked to do, yet they toughen their resolve and keep going.
Many talk about the conditions of the VA hospital, yet at the same time, no one has connected the dots, between what the military asks for in a budget
and the conditions of the VA hospitals, as they can do only so much. While it may not seem like much, it is something they try to do their best, even
though it seems like little.
Cut the programs is what is called for, yet no one has come up with a solution to a growing problem, that being more and more people are on these
programs and can not afford to go anywhere else, so many budgets are stretched thin and keeping getting stretched.
Regaurdless if you agree with the military or not, those who have and do serve in the military do have a contract with the United States of America.
Do we break that contract cause it is part of some political scheme? Sounds like they are playing politics with the very lives of the people they
swore to govern wisely.
Rep Ron Paul is correct, if the US is willing to break a contract that it made with all of the service members, past, present and future, then the
question will be what else would it be willing to do that would further shame it?