Posted in the Goulding Forum
#1 Feb 8, 2013
It's long over due:
- reduce armed forces by 40%
- close 60% of overseas bases
- reduce pay and benefits by 30%
- can't draw retirement untill 66
- can only draw retirement OR social security
- no healthcare for life unless injured during action
#2 Feb 8, 2013
Are you a Veteran, Sir?
I do not believe we should reduce our entire armed forces by 40%.
I do, however, beive that since we don't have any recruiting problems in the U.S., that we shut-down the Navy's Blue andgels and Air Force's Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Teams. Both teams each have an annual operating budget of $40 Million!!!
I do agree that we need to close 60% of all overseas bases--and bring those people home to guard our own borders!
We need to stop giving money to Egypt, Pakistan, etc.
We need to stop giving entire Squadrons of F-16 Fighter Jets to Egypt--for FREE!!!
We need to stop the Obama Phone Program.
Welfare recipients should have to pass a MONTHLY drug test to get their checks.
And with all due respect, if you haven't been shot-at in defense of this country (or by just following orders to do whatever bidding the U.S. Government sends you overseas to do with or without a valid cause) then please don't try to dictate Veteran's policies.
- I am a 20 year retired USAF veteran.
- I currently work Civil Service for the DoD.
- I currently draw Military Retirement, VA Disability , and get free (crappy) medical coverage--all since the ripe old age of 37; but hey, I'VE EARNED IT. It is NOT like I sit on my @ss and do nothing and let the governemtn give me hand-outs.
If you sign a contract and swear an oath to support and defend the U.S., then you know what you're getting into...both the possibility of dying young, and the possibility of being partially taken care-of the rest of your life.
#3 Feb 12, 2013
WOW - you do realize that you and people like you are a VERY large part of the problem. Your statement " I've earned it" says it all. Get off the government tit, buddy.
#4 Feb 23, 2013
Jason, how thick is your beard and how dark is your mother's basement. If you were smart enough to make any real difference, you wouldn't be bitching about things you can't change on topic.
#5 Feb 24, 2013
Spoken like a true government leech!!
#6 Feb 25, 2013
Jason is right!! These retired "guberment" assticks have no conception of living without a taxpayer funded check. Unfortunately, they really do think that they are entitled. Anyone who disagrees is a long haired commie-love it or leave it!!
Cut the military dramatically>>>> >>>>PERIOD!! The military industrial complex lobby is powerful and cuts will come hard. Why is defense a sacred cow and never on the table for cutting? Because it's all about which lobbyist has the biggest dick and defense contractor are hung like horses.
Hey Rufus, you think that cushy defense contract job has anything to do with the fact that you were in the military? Man you are triple tit dipping and bitching about it
#7 Mar 2, 2013
Damn, you guys are right... maybe I should have kept wasting money on college and kept my job at Papa Johns. Nah, I think enlisting and setting up my future was a good thing to do for my family. You guys are yuppies.
#8 Mar 3, 2013
If you were "waisting" your money on college, you were too stupid to be there. Thus your only option was to sign up and suck the government teat. Congratulations for being part of the problem. Yout name is appropriate.
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