posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 12:35 PM
This is just WRONG. President Barack Obama, House Speaker Boehner and Senate Leader Reid made this nightmare. They conspired to write this nightmare
and TARGET these cuts as they have. What is getting cut is by no means ...accidental or random. I don't claim to understand the logic to much of it,
but accidental it isn't.
The cuts to the military budget scheduled to take effect for Friday can seem abstract — or even, sometimes, breathless. But one impact will be a
somber one: The cuts will mean delays for veteran funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.
There’s currently an average of 31 funerals a day at Arlington, the nation’s most prestigious resting place for war veterans. But the Army expects
that under the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, that average will drop to 24. As first tweeted by CNN’s Barbara Starr, that works out
to 160 fewer funerals every month.
There is NO EXCUSE for this. These are our Veterans. The men who gave all they had to give, short of their very lives...and they were willing to give
that TOO if it had been demanded of them. Now they are repaid with this disrespect for BUDGET reasons??
Veterans of older conflicts are likely to experience longer wait times. Those currently range from 30 days for burials without honors, to three
months for full honors. After burying those killed in action, others scheduled to be interred will do so on a first-come-first-served
It's getting to where I don't blame anyone for not wanting to serve their nation right now and that HURTS to say coming from a family rich in
military tradition. Serving today just equals being treated like crap and even in death, apparently, Uncle Sam sticks it to the little guy....one last