Bush doesn’t like the troops, I don’t like Bush
I really, really don’t like this guy. Why do he and his political allies talk all this noise about “supporting the troops” when they treat them like the little green army men that small children play war with?
When it comes to supporting our troops, our actions must match our words,” the leaders wrote. “Please join us in supporting our troops by reconsidering both your veto threat to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, and your objections to an increase in military pay and survivor benefits for the brave men and women serving our country in the armed forces.
The punchline here, that isn’t really funny, is that the “president” doesn’t want increase military pay! Here is their official statement:
The Administration opposes section 644, which would pay a monthly special survivor indemnity allowance of $40… the current benefit programs for survivors…provide sufficient benefits…
The Administration strongly opposes sections 601 and 606. The additional 0.5% increase above the President’s proposed 3.0 percent across-the-board pay increase is unnecessary.
What this means is that Bush is unwilling to pay his beloved army men’s families an extra $40 a month for their sacrifices, or an extra $6 a pay period to to his soldiers. What a joke.
Hypocrisy is disgusting. Lying is disgusting. What does that make a hypocritical liar? Disgusting. The Democrats summed their statement up quite eloquently:
Mr. President, you have consistently called on Congress and the American people to support our troops. Considering the sacrifices that our military families make, the Democratic proposal to provide the troops with the pay raise they deserve and an increase in benefits for the spouses they may leave behind is one small way that we can support our troops.
Be careful when someone continually trumpets the same line to you and their actions do not fall in line with it. Be especially careful when their person is the “president,” who holds so many people’s lives in his hands.
One Love. One II.