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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 03:39 PM
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61. Congratulations and deepest joy
on your son being home. I am glad he won't have to deploy again. But wouldn't it have been better if they had really made real veteran benefits part of the package? Make it point for point. They want 700 billion. Okay so do we. Oh? the deficit. You get 350 we will take 350. That is negotiation.

The rich want their taxes cut. Good. Make them pay for them in other ways. Your son - as a vet - has earned benefits that morally go far beyond what he has now. How about a new GI Bill as part of the "compromise"? The only way to negotiate is to know what our non-negotiables are. how about the unemployed? How about the vets? How about health care. They should be our non-negotiables.

We know the other sides non-negotiables. Cold hard cash. And again, I am very happy your son does not have to go back. But we, as a country, have an obligation to him to make sure he has a job and peace and security to come home to. He did his part ( and I am a pacifist opposed to the war - in fact I am a c.o - but your son has done right by our country as he knows it to be) - we have not done ours.

Again, peace to you and yours.

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