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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:36 AM
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(Military Times) Op-Ed:Military Medical Alert
Military Medical Alert
Terry Stevens | January 20, 2009

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Some of you may recall my article for Military.Com, "Economic Chaos and the Military," in which I said, "Since 1946, every financial crisis has resulted in a severe degradation of the United States Military Forcesmost notably during the Carter Administration. Military readiness, weapons systems acquisition, maintenance, troop levels, training requirements, infrastructure and combat efficiency all deteriorate."

I now add to the above list a real and present danger of losing much of our military health care benefits and entitlements because they are currently under attack by our own government.

No sooner has a Democratic president taken charge than the Congressional Budget Office and Congress rushes forward with proposals to hammer the American militaryagain.

If the Military Coalition and Colonel (Retired) Bud Day thought it was tough winning a Republican Congress over for the few hard won victories to lower veteran's health care, raise disability payments a little closer to where they should be and to bring TRICARE and TRICARE for Life benefits to active duty and retirees, they had better buckle up.

Now that the Wicked Witch and Warlock of the West have an almost bullet proof Congress under their control they are already planning to ratchet up criminal investigations against the last Bush Administration, raise everyone's taxes, and reduce federal spending for military entitlements.


Rest of article at: http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,183287,00.html?...
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