Bush doesn't REALLY care about the military or their dependents...

  1. sadly, i just discovered that george bush instigated a billion and a half dollars cut out of the military budget to house wives and dependents....one saavy rep suggested that millionaire tax cuts be shortened from 88 thousand to 83 thousand with the notion that the five thousand dollars saved from each of the people involved would make up that deficit so military families, who are already suffering in that area, can have the housing they need and require, especially with their spouses overseas....in lieu of that, if that was ot acceptable to them, then the billion and a half savings it would recoup could go over to home land security....struck down by the republicans hands down...i am an independent and a former military "brat" and wife... this is deplorable and very sad, and so hypocritical....one of many strange and disgusting things we are learning about the supposed "support the troops" administration.......
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  3. by   teeituptom
    I never voted for either Bush, I don't understand how and why people did at all. Even here in Texass
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Not the actions of a compassionate administration!
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Exactly! If anyone reading this has any connections to anyone in the military, this was a very hush hush thing. Might be a good thing to let them know about....
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am a 10 year veteran and current military wife and I wish to see that article you reference, if you don't mind. I am INCENSED but sadly not surprised. I don't believe ANY lies politicians tell.....let alone their "half-truth" promises.
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    I am not surprised either, but I wish more people knew about the actuality of things..And don't even get me started about concurrent receipt, which is another rip off they are keeping quiet...
  8. by   mother/babyRN
    I heard it referenced on a local political radio show (Eagan and Brody)...I will see if I can find the actual article....
  9. by   gotosleep
    Bush II policies towards military personnel have been atrocious. I'm quite surprised you haven't heard about this stuff yet. Trust me, George Bush is no friend of the average soldier.
  10. by   fergus51
    His cuts to VA benefits was the topic of a thread here ages ago. That's why I get all riled when people say the liberals don't support the military when they were against the war in Iraq. Can you say "Pot calling the kettle black"?
  11. by   mother/babyRN
    Man, I knew this in my heart and now know it in my head...Why doesn't the average military person rise up...I know, I know...But the alternative doesn't thrill me either...
  12. by   gotosleep
    Originally posted by mother/babyRN
    Man, I knew this in my heart and now know it in my head...Why doesn't the average military person rise up...I know, I know...But the alternative doesn't thrill me either...
    "Rise Up"? Jeeze... I hope not. I think the average American would be disgusted by the way the Bush administration is treating its veterans and soldiers. No joke...it's a real shame.
  13. by   RN2007
    I am an independent as well, so do not bother to flame me please. However, there are many many times when cuts must be made and there will always be people who will be unhappy with it.

    So, my question to all of us is, Where else should Bush have made the cuts? I am the type person that unless I know the solution or a better solution to a problem, I do not say that something that was done is wrong. Really, where should he made the cuts? This would be very interesting to hear and would give many of us a lot more to think about. Thank You.
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    Well, we are cutting taxes, increasing spending, and breaking promises to our veterans.
    Sure wish I knew all the answers. This administration is responsible for how our money is spent. Citizens are responsible for letting them know what those they represent think.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0618-01.htm
    Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 by Inter Press Service
    U.S. Military Budget Heading Towards Cold
    War Levels
    by Thalif Deen

    STOCKHOLM - The war on terrorism has triggered a dramatic increase in U.S. military
    spending, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    (SIPRI) released Tuesday.

    The world spent $784 billion on arms last year, a sharp
    acceleration from $741 billion the previous year, the SIPRI
    report says. The U.S. accounted for almost three-quarters of
    that increase.
    ...According to the SIPRI Yearbook, the United States now accounts for 43 percent of world
    military expenditure.

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