It is an election year. Normally we hear all sorts of promises to give us more benefits, higher pay, less taxes. Those promises are rarely kept. But this year is different. The President's wife has been flouncing around with military wives, telling us how much she respects us and wants to help us in every way! But the guy she supposedly sleeps with has different ideas. His administration has announced that the are going to increase the amount Active Duty and Retired Military personnel and dependents pay for health care!!! The goal is to get us into the Obamacare insurance scheme.
I joined the Navy in 1969. I was promised total health care for as long as I was on active duty and for life if I retired! That promise was also extended to my Wife and children under 18. A few years ago, under another Draft Dogger President of the democrat party, they tried to charge retirees for medical care. The Supreme Court struck that down. The result was Tricare for Life. Yes, we have to pay some money a year, and that was not my original deal, and retirees have to pay the Medicare Part B payment, but it is still a good deal.
Welfare people don't pay anything and they get free health care, child care, food, and even free Cell Phones! I served 20+ years, deployed 7 times to combat zones from Viet Nam to Lebanon, and I HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR MY HEALTH CARE!!!! Who the Fxxx is running this circus?!?
We earned our health care by meeting the terms of the contract that both parties, the Government and the enlistee, signed the contract for! Think about that for a second,,, You signed your enlistment or reenlistment contract and so dd an Commissioned Officer. That Officer represented the President of the United States. If you violated that contract, the government will court martial you and can put you in jail. What happens if the government violates their end of the contract? NOTHING!! Except we get screwed!!
I have said this before and I will say it now; No one should be permitted to run for any public office, especially the Presidency, unless they have at least 4 years of HONORABLE ACTIVE Military service! That leaves everyone out who is running this year except Ron Paul. We are acceptable when they need us to fight THEIR wars. But we are the scum of the earth and they loath to be around us, when the wars are over.
So, what do we do? Write you Congressman a letter in your own had writing! Not an email, not a typed letter, an hand written letter. That carries much more weight. Second, vote against anyone who advocates reducing Military benefits. Furthermore, if you vote to reelect President Obama, doom on you! He is the most anti American politician I have ever seen or read about. So, our fate is in your hands. Do the right thing!