Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Generals Silent on Veterans Pay Cut

Where are our military leaders? Congress, in their latest affront to the veterans, have decided that they will save $8 billion in the budget by reducing veterans pensions. The savings will come by adjusting the cost of living increases received by veterans every year by 1%. This translates into about a $80,000 reduction in retirement for an enlisted member over his entire retirement period. Congress is asking the one percent of the country who served to give up a large amount of their personal financial security. So we now know (if we didn't already) that Congress doesn't care about the men and women who served in the Iraq and Afghan Wars over the past twelve years.

But what about our high-ranking military generals and admirals? Where are their public remarks of outrage and dismay on this issue? They (even the retired ones) are strangely silent. It would appear that the generals and admirals are more concerned about expensive tanks, airplanes, and ships than the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors. Read more on this in the "Silence of the Generals", John Q. Public, December 15, 2013.

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