Al Franken is a trite comedian who ranks somewhere around Joe Piscapoe for SNL Alumni. In his latest threat to Americans concerning the debt ceiling, he lists the military among those not receiving pay checks.
All I want to know is why the military is automatically considered the first on the chopping block every time Washington can’t get their sh!t in one sock?
Will all the hippies working for the EPA get paid on time? Most likely.
What about the knuckleheads at the Department of Education? Of course.
What about money given to the University of Wyoming to specifically study the Wyoming Toad? Probably.
But men and women who have signed a form, taken an oath, sacrificed many rights laid out in the Bill of Rights, and then agree to give up their life for their country are the first to have one more thing pulled away from them. Do servicemen and women appear as an easy target to our politicians? I’d hate to think so. Because here’s the straight poop: hardly any of the jack wagons called senator, congressman, secretary, or president could keep up with those wearing 60 pound ruck sacks on top of 30 pound body armour. A politician’s personal wealth may increase 4 fold just by being elected, but I submit their character and integrity becomes so bereft it is immeasurable.
By threatening to take the paycheck (a well-earned one I might add) takes more than just money away from those in uniform. It’s a message from Washington saying, “You are worthless.”
And from some one who does more before 9:00 am than they do all day, well, it’s some what disgusting.