322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Peter "Scoop" Stanton
c/o The Political Cesspool Radio Program
P.O. Box 34336
Bartlett, TN 38184-34336
Jan. 2, 2014
Recently you made a comment concerning military retirement. It can be read here to jog your memory.
"Civilian federal employees have been cut, cut, cut. I think there was a feeling, if you’re going to cut them further, which was done, that the military retirees should have about an equal amount. It’s small.”
“They’re going to have to pay a tiny, little bit into it, which they never have,”
Senator,the American people cannot begin to repay the debt we owe the American veteran. From the day they get off the bus at basic training to the day they leave the service it has been hard. They enter the service scared out of their wits as people are constantly yelling at them for trivial things as a making a bed or forgetting a verse to a song all while going through a strenuous physical regimen with little sleep. Then once they complete all the necessary training (most of which their enlistment bonuses depend on), they are sent out into the field. At which time they get to experience many sleepless nights, training, conducting maintenance, standing guard watch, and all sorts of maneuvers all while not on the front lines! Our brightest and best are sent to hellholes all over the globe sometimes with no defined mission and rules of engagement that give our enemies the upper hand. These men and women are sent overseas at a moment's notice for long periods of time. Some GI's sent overseas are not on the front line but still have to leave their families behind on what's known as an unaccompanied tour.
Throughout their service, they get to experience changing of duty stations, where their family cannot establish roots and children cannot have long term friendships. While the GI is deployed, the spouse at home has to take the role of mother and father, usually with family far far away. Meanwhile that GI downrange had to lose close friends in battle, and wonder why he is still alive.
As a reward for their service military personnel and their dependents receive substandard housing, substandard medical care, substandard public schools if they are deployed overseas. These people get to miss countless birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgivings, Christmases, birth of children and deaths of loved ones. You have active duty GI's with ten or more years of service on WIC! Critics will say that military personnel, dependents and retirees can shop at commissaries and buy gas on base. I hate to tell you that due to capitalism, you can buy those same things off base at a lower price. Now you want to tell these people they must sacrifice more? Meanwhile we spend billions of dollars on foreign aid, billions on welfare programs such as EBT. Billions of dollars on Medicaid/Medicare. Billions on subsidized housing, and billions spying on hard working Americans. When will it end?
Senator, we need to give those who protected this nation everything the deserve and then some!
Peter "Scoop" Stanton
The Political Cesspool Radio Show