Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Would folks in Washington fight this hard for the troops?

I've been listening to all the talk in Washington. Some want to make sure average people don't have to pay for everything on top of losing everything. Then there are some fighting tooth and nail for the sake of the rich in this country. You know who is who. I was just wondering if any of them would fight this hard for the troops and our veterans. See, that's the problem. They get forgotten all the time. When congress can't bring themselves to work together, the troops still have to in Iraq and Afghanistan, no matter what political party they belong to. They get the job done. They get the job done on top of risking their lives everyday. They don't whine about how hard they have to work, the long hours or the stress. They also do it no matter their pay is being threatened, like it is now.

Dempsey: Pay and benefits part of budget debate
By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 15:15:52 EDT
The general tapped to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs sounded an increasingly familiar refrain at his July 26 confirmation hearing: Tight budgets and tough choices are looming on the horizon, which means “everything is back on the table.”

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told senators at his July 26 confirmation hearing in Washington.

“That includes pay, compensation, retirement and health care because it’s important that we place everything on the table, assess the impact, and then request the time to do it in a deliberate fashion so that we can maintain balance,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Dempsey, a New Yorker and U.S. Military Academy graduate, currently serves as Army chief of staff. He is likely to be confirmed by the Senate to replace Adm. Mike Mullen as Joint Chiefs chairman when Mullen retires this fall.

Dempsey said “a new fiscal reality confronts us,” and said the military must contribute to solving the nation’s financial problems.
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Pay and benefits part of budget debate

The next time you hear the folks in congress talk about who they are fighting for, the troops are fighting for everyone then they have to come back and fight everyone here just to get treated and paid for their wounds. They also have to worry about paying their bills back home so they have a home to come back to.

Could someone please tell me how congress messes up all the time, threatens the pay for the troops and the veterans but they will still get paid no matter what they do?

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