Thursday, June 30, 2005

This is how the gops SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!(TM)

The Bush administration disclosed yesterday that it had vastly underestimated the number of service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seeking medical treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and warned that the health care programs will be short at least $2.6 billion next year unless Congress approves additional funds.
So our soldiers who are losing arms, legs, sight, hearing, and minds will come back and not get the treatment they deserve. Why isn't the right outraged? Because they are too busy becoming "police officers, firefighters, businessmen and women, contractors, teachers, lawyers, and scientists" to give a damn about the people who protect them. Support the war, but not the soldiers!

This is sickening. Meanwhile, Congress voted 263-152 to give themselves a pay raise. Of course, the one and a half million dollar total increase is meager compared to the $2.6 billion needed for the health care, but it seems like a slap in the face to our soldiers while they are out there giving their limbs and lives as Congress looks on. (Note: Both gops and dems are guilty, though the vote was actually to block the bid of Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah to force a vote on the issue to stop the automatic increase.)

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