IT'S TIME WE FIGHT FOR THEM
It seems like there are more and more articles and information surfacing about the tragic slashes and cuts that our Government keeps delivering to our troops and Veterans. Do you see our Government cutting any of their benefits? Of course not. It's not acceptable that soldiers, who are fighting their wars, are treated so poorly. Why does it seem like the military, who are already sacrificing so much, continue to sacrifice what little they have left? It's time we take a firm stand and let our Government know that they can't treat people this way... while they are living lush lives, those they send off to fight their wars are suffering more than we know.
What incentive is there for any further generations to sign-up to join the military when the Government keeps abusing them? With the current battle over minimum wages rage on, McDonald employee's are demanding more pay. While most troops earn minimum wage? Someone in our Government is smoking some serious crack if they think this is o.k. I don't think a person working at a fast food establishment should be making more than the men and women who have to go overseas, leave their families, face unimaginable horrors... and I'm sure we can't even begin to fathom other things that the brave have to face.
It is so easy for us to live our busy lives, sleep in our comfortable beds at night and not think twice of those comforts. How have we come to have such security in our American ignorance? We are secure because of those men and woman who have protected us and continue to do so. Veterans have died serving our country so we have the right to practice our religion, for our equality, and to oppose forces who have extreme prejudices. Troops right now are carrying out their tours and missions in cultivating what America believes in - the right to perspective freedom. Yet our Government appointed officials continue to keep them buried beneath their well groomed shoes. How is this practicing integrity or honor... which lets face it, those two words haven't been associated within our Government for a long time.
Not to mention that nearly 4% of the American population is on welfare, compared to to 1% serving in the military. Again, the Government has an askew concept and are conditioning people to accept hand outs and to be fed like little guinea pigs. Those on welfare get debit cards with their monthly allotted amount that they can freely spend at any participating store. I understand that there are definitely some individuals that do need the help, but there is an entire culture that have been groomed and take advantage of the system too. The checks and balances are definitely not working...
WHAT CAN I DO?
The Telegraph/Wounded soldiers to lose 'vital' benefits
United States Senate/Senators of the 113th Congress
Example of my submission:
"Please help me to understand something. Why does our Government continue to demonstrate negative reinforcement with our society? I am highly irritated that Soldier's benefits continue to be taken away from them! How can you deny men and women that are fighting Government wars overseas a hot meal? It could be their last. This is highly offensive. I see people that continue to abuse welfare and live better than those serving in our Military. Prisoners even get three hot meals a day. Where has the integrity and honor in our country gone?
I am interested in what you have to say about this. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
A Offended Civilian"
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Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator
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