Monday, February 4, 2013

No to Hot Breakfasts for Soldiers, Yes to Presidential Extravagance

     Let me get this straight.  The men and women of the Army still serving in Afghanistan risk their lives everyday for this country, and we can't continue to provide them 3 hot meals a day because of out of control spending.  But there is no problem with the President having a 5-star feast for his inaugural lunch, or with him (and/or his family) taking vacation after vacation after vacation on our dime.  There is something wrong with this picture.

     Here is a portion of the article I am responding to.  A link to the full piece appears at the end.

Obama Eliminates Breakfast for US Troops in Afghanistan

If only American soldiers in Afghanistan were unemployed Democratic voters in Chicago, then they might be getting three square meals a day from the government.

But the military is the one place that Obama feels comfortable slashing expenses. While spending at an uncontrollable rate unseen since the last days of the Roman Empire in every other area, Obama has been cutting “waste” in the military like 20,000 Marines, Tricare healthcare for veterans and breakfast for soldiers serving in areas where he would only venture accompanied by heavy firepower.

Warren Buffett and other crony capitalists can pig out on Obama’s trillion dollar deficits. As for the troops. Let them eat MRE’s.

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