“He is for veterans. Obama has consistently promoted the allocation of funds, increased benefits, job opportunities and extended resources for our nation’s veterans. Although Obama never served in the U.S. Armed Forces, he has always been a responsible and thoughtful commander-in-chief. Unlike his predecessor -G.W. Bush -he has always been conscious of the fact that troops serving in combat zones are sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. He has never lost sight of the commitment, dedication and sacrifice made by the brave men and women who volunteer for military service and he has been adamant about rewarding them accordingly.” – Matthew Lynch
Do you know what George W. Bush did in the middle of the Iraq war, into which he sent our young blood and treasure?
He gave up a favorite pastime: golf.
“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message.” –President George W. Bush
Meanwhile, we’re still at war and Barack Obama plays on . . . and on . . . and on . . . amidst financial trouble, global crisis, and general tension worldwide.
Mr. Lynch speaks of the President’s adamancy about rewarding our men and women in uniform accordingly. This includes their families. Presidents often send out letters to the families of fallen military personnel. While George W. Bush spent hundreds of hours writing personal letters to the families whose children and loved ones died as a result of the war he began, Barack Obama has, at least since 2009, sent out the same FORM letter to the families of fallen heroes.
Adding insult to injury, the president will soon sign a budget (admittedly put forth by members of both parties) that will “balance the budget” (though this in and of itself is untrue) on the backs of our troops. To cut costs . . . military pensions will be slashed. (Ironically enough, tax credits for illegal aliens sailed through) This includes those soldiers who are disabled as a result of their tours of duty. Indeed, cuts must be made to all sectors INCLUDING the military, but to the precious little pay we give our military to begin with? Hardly ethical — hardly thankful. This president should be personally searching the budget for pork to slash (Senator Tom Coburn’s Wastebook gives some fantastic starting points to the tune of over 30 billion dollars) that doesn’t involve asking those who have already given their all to give even more.
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