Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by TinkerHaus
You called it the worst type of socialism, because it only goes to a priveleged group. Well, you're half right.
It does go to a priveleged group, but it is a reward for servce to the country. Many injuries and health issues are as a result of their
participation in their duties to the military.
It's not healthcare, so much as it is workman's comp for the milirtary.
As for socialism? No. Because if it were socialism, anyone could join the military, anyone could do a crappy or great job, get out whenever they
felt like it and get the same benefits as those who work hard.
not only is Beezzer exactly correct about the imbalance of contributions regarding socialism
, what EVERYONE seems to be forgetting is that
voluntary participation in the military requires
Now, my question for everyone who thinks our servicemen deserve LESS than their contracted provisions is ... since you were willing to accept the
bailed-out CEOs who took their bonuses because it was contracted
and they did it with YOUR money and probably without YOUR personal consent,
yet, you seriously want to willingly sacrifice the contracted benefits of those willing to put themselves, their lives and their futures on the line
for your freedom?
socialism is a far cry from contract negotiations.
Tinkerhaus isn't even half
contracted benefits are just that, contracted.
if the unions can, the military can. if the government can, the military can.
if the private citizenry can, the military can.
this isn't anything related to socialistic principles.
reneging on a contract has consequences, just as the CEOs voiced oh so vigorously.
and try to remember that this "privileged" group, volunteered
i would also have to disagree with your Workman's Comp analogy as TriCare is FAMILY coverage and workman's comp doesn't cover family medical
on a personal note ... i think they should be reverted to the same Obamacare plan as everyone else, not eased into it over several years.
however, i don't agree with Obamacare and believe as long as it is Constitutionally challenged it's no time to consider contractual