One of the aims of the current Washington "leadership" is to do as so many others in the past have done. That is to allow years and years of military programs and recruiting efforts promise benefits for serving the country in uniform and at the last moment have those benefits changed, or denied altogether.
It would never happen to civilians because they have contracts. The military only has promises.
Military Benefits in Jeopardy The primary target for pillaging was health benefits. . . . . In addition to this proposed slashing of benefits in health care, the Obama administration is calling for an overall "modernizing" of the military retirement system, in order to make it more like the civilian system. . . . .
"This shows a shocking insensitivity to the radical difference between military and civilian careers...The whole purpose of the unique military retirement and health care package is to offset the extraordinary demands and sacrifices inherent in a service career.". . . . . Without these incentives, the services would find it increasingly difficult to recruit quality personnel who are willing to endure the rigors of intense training, deployments to war zones, and lengthy separations from their families.
I can think of many other federally funded programs more deserving of reduction than the Department of Defense, starting with the United Nations. This useless organization that is allowed to sit in New York, enjoying a tax-free status and continuing to receive millions of US dollars every year, while they simultaneously vote for policies that oppose US interests and jeopardize our security, should be cut off from all funding and relocated to Haiti.
The Obama family's frequent six-figure vacation junkets should also be targeted. The idea that they require two luxury jets to get to vacation spots, so that Michelle can depart Washington four hours before her husband, is waste and abuse in its most blatant. This has happened more than once. Their cavalier disregard for the prudent use of taxpayer money constitutes an elitist attitude of entitlement. (No wonder the NASCAR fans gave "Michelle Antoinette" a resounding booing at a recent appearance.)
Is it any wonder that 70% of Americans are convinced the country is headed in the wrong direction.
I Do you suppose there are any Democrats in that 70%