You may thing the analogy is extreme but it is not. When a vote designed to save pension benefits for retired members of the military and disabled members of the military is shot down in favor of keeping open a loophole in the tax code that allows illegal immigrants to keep taking money that isn’t theirs we have a problem. Patty Murray the Democrat Senator behind the bill along with RINO Paul Ryan is now saying that they included cuts to disabled veterans “accidentally.” There are no accidents with this administration, what they do know is that the military voting block is spread out among enough states and makes up too small of a consolidated vote in an off-year election to do significant damage to them overall. Therefore it is easy to reallocate $6 billion over a decade from the retired men and women of the military and spend it on other entitlement programs. Never mind that fact that these people sacrificed years of their lives, their bodies, minds, etc for the freedoms we have every day and apparently no one in Congress gives a damn. Why not, no one is touching their retirement benefits of which they are eligible after serving a paltry five years.
The government could have saved $42 Billion or more dollars by closing the loophole in the tax code that lets people with taxpayer ID numbers get multiple child tax credits without proof that the child exists. I wrote about it Here. Instead of closing that loophole they voted on almost party lines, Kay Hagan (D-NC) was the only one to cross party lines, to keep that loophole in place and take the $6 Billion over a decade from the military. I guess it is easier to take from the people who protect you than it is to take from the people that are either illegally voting for you or that you hope to legitimize in order to get their vote. The fact that the military has long been a bastion of conservatism is not lost on this writer.
The House Republicans need to own this as well, they are as much responsible for this mess as the Senate Democrats. Rep Paul Ryan, a one time VP candidate from a blue state is showing his true RINO roots. It is either that or the man has such little knowledge of the military and the sacrifices they make on a daily basis that he just can’t relate. Only about 20% of the Senate and 21% of the House have even served their country in the military, and this is a shrinking number. As this number drops and our congress gets more out of tune with the people who defend the nation there is a greater possibility that they are going to get screwed.
Some say that money is flowing to the takers from the makers, but in this instance it is flowing from the defenders of freedom to the to the usurpers of liberty. It might not be catchy, but it is true.
- Military retirees outraged Congress voting to trim pensions (examiner.com)
- Paul Ryan budget cuts military pensions (fireandreamitchell.com)
- Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress (ncrenegade.com)