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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:22 PM
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Hey Tea Party Veterans "How's It Working for you?" Military Retirement & TRICARE Benefits Cuts
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Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 05:24 PM by 1776Forever
Troop retirement, healthcare may be eyed for cuts
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Associated Press August 2, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

(08-02) 10:37 PDT BAGHDAD (AP) --

The top U.S. military officer is telling anxious troops that cuts in health care, retirement and benefits for the military are all potential targets for cuts as the nation struggles to rein in spending.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that while the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going down as U.S. forces withdraw over the next few years, the latest debt agreement will demand defense cuts, and nothing is off the table.

From the Marines battling a fierce insurgency in southwestern Afghanistan to soldiers packing up to leave Iraq, troops are quizzing Mullen about rumors that military retirement benefits and health care would be affected by the debt compromise being hammered out in Congress.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/0...

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The Tea Party Abandons Our Veterans
June 5, 2011

http://sayitaintsoalready.com/2011/06/05/the-tea-party-... /

Remember back in the day when if you didnt wear a flag pin you were considered un-American? And remember the crowd that drove that meme? Republicans.

Republicans saw themselves as the penultimate supporters of the troops, and hey, the troops were untouchable.

If you think Republicans the Tea Party-controlled Republican party still holds those values, think again. They are literally abandoning fundamental American values in order to reduce the deficit. Were talking insane, manic, crazed slash and burn here folks...

I wonder what these guys think:



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As the wife of a Vietnam Retired 1st Sgt. and the Mother of a Navy Reserve Son who is boots on the ground right now in Iraq I would love to have these so called "patriots" tell me they really believe they are doing the right thing when they pledge allegiance to the Koch Bros. paid for polices! Do they actually believe these people are "patriots"? Leaves me speechless!
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