The Obumbi twins vacation in the Bahamas. Obama vacations in Hawaii at $10 million of taxpayer expense. Biden spends lavishly on fancy hotels and transportation.
Obama was against the sequester, before he was for it and he is trying to make it as painful as possible and wants the public to notice. But to add fuel to the fire one reporter in St. Louis thinks military funerals are “too expensive” and should be ended. For better prices, check here
On my twit handle I declare our military is our best asset. Without their undaunted service we would not have the freedoms we do today. But now funerals for our Fallen Warriors are “too expensive” and we simply can’t afford them any more.
Bill McClellan of the St. Louis Dispatch has this to say:
Both the federal government and the state government are broke. So why are we providing military funeral honors for all veterans? It is a nice gesture we can’t afford Certainly, men and women killed in combat deserve full military honors. It’s a way for the country to say, “We honor the memory of those who died in our service.” These military honors — and the thought behind them — are intended to provide some solace for the families of the fallen.
But what about the guy who spends a couple of years in the military and then gets on with his life? Bear in mind that most veterans did nothing heroic. [emphasis mine].They served, and that’s laudable, but it hardly seems necessary to provide them all with military honors after they have died. In fact, it seems generous enough to provide veterans and their spouses with free space and headstones at a national cemetery.
Mr. McClellan. Sir. My father who is 90 years old spent 3 years in the Pacific Theater defending America after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and we lost thousands of boys. My father didn’t die in that war, he received numerous commendations but no medals. Are you going to tell me he isn’t a hero? And doesn’t deserve “military honors” just because he came out alive? Without my father and thousands of other military, you wouldn’t be here to write this article. They defended your right to “free speech” as abhorrent as it is.
What a bunch of tripe. Bet you are a Democrat and never served in the military.
All our military deserve honors at burial if their family wishes it, whether or not you say “we’re broke.” Our Defenders should come first. Complain to Mr. Obama, who never set foot in the military either during war or not and demanded the sequester but spends lavishly at taxpayer expense, thumbing his nose like Marie Antoinette.
I hear you are getting a lot of “hate mail.” Most deserved in this writer’s eyes.
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