Thursday, May 17, 2007

Way to support the troops, Mr. Resident

[Profanity ahead. Family friendly version cross-posted to

the blog you should be reading, Watching Those We Chose]

Please, Republicans, never again tell me how you are the party that supports the military. If you say it to my face, I might do you an injury.

This is just too fuckin’ much. The aWol son-of-a-bitch in the oval is rejecting a 3.5% pay raise for the military. This comes on the heels of last years slap-in-the-face when the ground-pounders got 2.2% while the General staff got an 8% increase.


They get their tours extended, they get lousy medical care, they get blown up, and then they get blown off, and screwed out of any benefits at all if it’s at all possible (with a probability approaching 1 if they have the misfortune of needing any services and they are stationed at Ft. Carson. Where the hell is that Inspector General I’ve been asking for?)

This is from today’s print edition of Army Times:

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday May 16, 2007 17:34:13 EDT

Troops don’t need bigger pay raises, White House budget officials said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy laying out objections to the House version of the 2008 defense authorization bill.

The Bush administration had asked for a 3 percent military raise for Jan. 1, 2008, enough to match last year’s average pay increase in the private sector. The House Armed Services Committee recommends a 3.5 percent pay increase for 2008, and increases in 2009 through 2012 that also are 0.5 percentage point greater than private-sector pay raises.

The slightly bigger military raises are intended to reduce the gap between military and civilian pay that stands at about 3.9 percent today. Under the bill, HR 1585, the pay gap would be reduced to 1.4 percent after the Jan. 1, 2012, pay increase.

Bush budget officials said the administration “strongly opposes” both the 3.5 percent raise for 2008 and the follow-on increases, calling extra pay increases “unnecessary.”

Can we stop with the rhetoric and dick-measuring please? Zip up. The contest is over, and the Resident lost. He talked a good game there for a minute. Problem is, he never backs anything up, and actually works against the best interests of the American military and the American people.

Fuck! I am so god damned far beyond "had it" with all this. And I am really sick of being told I don't support the troops because I want this bullshit fucking vanity war to end. I think the people who question my patriotism for speaking up...have it exactly backwards.

And I am going to say so. Regularly.

Cowboy the fuck up and


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