Friday, March 8, 2013

Government pulls the plug

An 18 year old soldier that I have known since he was in diapers, made this statement today, right after he heard that the United States Government [Army and Marine Corps] have pulled the plug on tuition assistance programs one week after across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration went into effect.  “Everybody needs to stop bitching about tuition assistance being taken away, we'll eventually get it back, so don't worry guys.”

Yes, and when you are 50, you will have earned it back in very small increments that will make no difference because Uncle Sam will have increased your taxes 1.99% more than you annual pay increase.  Why the Hell is it that our government makes, on average, 700.00% more than the young men and women that willingly stand in the line of fire to protect the rights of Americans who think they deserve free tuition, lower taxes, and yes, more rights.  How many Congressmen/women have taken pay cuts? Has “Obama Bin Laden” taken a pay cut?  I say we cut his Secret Services staff by 50% and remove the 7 armed guards that watch over his precious little girls.  While we are at it, we should stop paying taxes and only adhere to the laws that we agree with. After all, isn’t that what he is doing?