From the Navy Times:
A group of House Republicans have proposed a plan to offset the costs of relief and rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina that includes trimming military quality-of-life programs, including health care…
… Reduced health care benefits could save $2.4 billion over 10 years.
Yeah, that’s gonna take care of that darn old Kartina expense.
I’m here to tell you, our troops and their families are already screwed blue when it comes to health care.
Elsewhere, Dave Sirota points out that the richest 1 percent of Americans are scheduled to receive $336 billion in tax cuts over the next five years.
I reckon we won’t have to worry about their health care costs, huh?
I thank my Maker I'm no longer in a position of having to look an enlisted man's wife in the eye and "explain" this to her.
I’m going to start counting the number of cars I see in the Norfolk area with both a Bush-Cheney sticker and a Support the Troops ribbon stuck on the bumper.