Bachmann Plan Would Gut Spending on Wounded Vets. So What?
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Uranus) has a plan that would save the budget just about a bajillion dollars! It involves cutting $4.5 billion from the VA, including reducing disability compensation for 150,000 veterans and the amount they receive in Social Security Disability Income.
Veterans groups are ALREADY calling such a plan "heartless."
Veterans of Foreign War national commander Richard L. Eubank said, “The only discussion the VFW wants is to tell the congresswoman that her plan is totally out of step with America’s commitment to our veterans.” “No way, no how, will we let this proposal get any traction in Congress,” said Eubank. “There are certain things you do not do when our nation is at war, and at the top of that list is not caring for our wounded and disabled servicemen and women when they return home,” he said. “I want her to look those disabled veterans in the eye and tell them their service and sacrifice is too expensive for the nation to bear.”
To Commander Eubank, we say — "Quit being such a baby!"
First of all, sir, the TOP of that "list of things you don't do in a war" that you so weepingly cling to is "cut taxes during a time of war." And if we had the courage to do THAT, we have the courage to do THIS.
Besides, Ms. Bachmann's recent performance in the rebuttal to the rebuttal of the State of the Union Address showed that she is incapable of looking ANYONE in the eye.
Sure, we all must be prepared to make sacrifices. Sure, these brave men and women already sacrificed their arms, their legs, some of them had various parts of their heads removed at high rates of speed by flying, hot metal. But what have they sacrificed LATELY? When you pay your taxes, do you only pay them ONCE? Or do you pay them every year? (Six times a year, if a top-secret Obama plan I've heard gossip about in the dark places of the Internet ever gets approved.) What makes these brave, brave people think THEIR sacrifice stops with the loss of an arm, a foot, a leg, one or both eyes, or even a forehead?Continued on the next page