I must admit that nothing in the last six months has gotten my blood boiling quite so much as the bland little news article this week saying that the powers that be have charged the military chiefs to come up with a plan for closing the military commissaries (grocery stores, with special prices and no sales tax). This would be regarded as collateral damage from sequestration.
The article was quick to say that Congress would probably never pass such a plan.
Really? Then why is it on the table?
Is it really necessary to break every promise ever made to those of us who gave the best years of our lives to our country’s military?
It should never need to come to Congress for a vote. That would just be another opportunity for them to grandstand.
Congress didn’t give us this privilege–we earned it. And, yes, not every American gets it. Because not every American served.
Don’t make us promises when we sign up, then later hold them hostage to a vote for your particular political party. Either we earned these privileges or we did not. If we earned them, they are part of our agreed wage package, so continue to give us these privileges as pay for our time invested.
It really is that easy! Really!