Thanks alot McCain, I’m sorry I voted for your sorry RINO ass. Of course, I only voted for you because the alternative was unthinkable–but it’s not as if there was a conservative in the running. This latest caper of yours confirms it:
According to reports, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has stepped up his push to block working age retirees from using TRICARE Prime. McCain suggested to the powerful 12-member Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction it would help avoid spending cuts that would directly impact readiness.
What do you care, McCain? You’re a made man for life: Daddy’s an admiral, academy grad, certified war hero, Senator. You’re the epitome of everything that’s wrong with our system; the living embodiment of the old Roman Patrician class.
Cuts have got to be made, and Lord knows you can’t cut all those bazillian-dollar wasteful weapons programs, because that’d cut into all your Starfleet Command officer buddy’s slice of the pie, and we can’t have that. Just like it’s beyond your puny imagination to consider a ten percent across-the-board cut on all budgetary items–even though with all the waste in the Department of Defense they’d never miss it. Oh HELL no, here’s a better idea: let’s stick it to the veterans–les enfants, “those who cannot speak.”
Well let me tell you about me, and twenty three million other guys like me: I gave the most productive years of my life, my health, a little piece of my soul and a good chunk of my sanity to Uncle Sam’s Mean, Lean, Killing Machine; and the medical-coverage-for-life lie was a rude shock we all learned about back during the Clinton years. So now we pay for it – not a lot but not a little either. I need to save money, McCain, because unlike you I ain’t rich, and I need to put my kids through college. I work like a galley slave and I haven’t had a vacation in at least five years: I need to scrimp and save every penny because military retirement isn’t worth doodley-squat and what little we get in disability they turn around and take right out of our retirement.
Take note, America; this is where this Obamacare thing leads to. So much for your “free” Government healthcare; take it away from the single most deserving segment of our society–the veterans.
And you do it in November, no less. The Month of Honor. That’s real classy, McCain. You got real style, got to hand it to you. You rat f*ckin’ bastard.
Question: How many veterans are there in the United States?
Answer: According to U.S. Census 2006 projections, there are 23,977,000 veterans living within households in the United States (U.S. Census: National Security & Veterans Affairs). 17,261,000 (nearly 72%) of all U.S. veterans are over the age of 50 which also contributes to the growing need of access to quality health care.
Dirty Little Secret: We’re all Tea Partiers – each and every one of us – and unlike the MTV Generation, we actually get out there and vote. You think 2010 was an eyeopener? That was just a wake-up call. You wait and see what we’ve got in store for you in 2012.
I’m all for cutting federal spending programs – and there are plenty that need cutting – BUT the particular program McCain is suggesting cutting is one of the very few so-called “entitlements” that is actually earned (and consider what we have to go through to earn it!) There is double-extra irony in that to afford the Obamacare monstrosity we have to cut back not only on Tricare but also Medicare and Medicaid–the (already existing) government healthcare programs that actually work.
Keeping with the concept that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, I do suggest a 10% across-the-board cut to the DoD budget as an alternative.
Veterans “entitlements” are anything but because they are actually earned by the single most worthy of recipients, and as such should be sancrosanct. They are a part & parcel of G.I. pay. How much should a G.I. Be paid? Let me answer that question with a question: how much should a guy get paid, for a job description that includes: “I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.” (U.S. Military Code of Conduct)
The answer is represented by the symbol for infinity.