May 26, 2008
-- by Dave Johnson
Republicans voted down benefits for veterans, saying if there are benefits, current troops will leave the military. Seriously, that's their argument.
As most of us know, twenty-two Senate Republicans voted against Senator Jim Webb's new G.I. Bill. The most frequently cited excuse given by these Republicans for trying to shortchange our brave fighting men and women was that Senator Webb's bill would "hurt retention." In other words, these Senate Republicans suggested that our soldiers would bolt the military if the benefits they were given for putting their lives on the line in service to our country were too generous.
Yes, it's both as disgusting and as illogical as it sounds.
Posted by Dave Johnson at May 26, 2008 1:54 PM
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