The other day I wrote about the Obama Administration’s plan to raid our (retired military veterans’) Tricare funds to pay for shit that they can’t plan to pay for from the billions of dollars in taxes. So they’re going to take our healthcare money to pay for sending an aircraft carrier to the middle east, as well as off-set some of their fuel costs. Well, you know they wouldn’t have to offset fuel costs if we had a common sense energy policy in this country – and that’s not the fault of veteran retirees, but that’s who is supposed to pay for it.
Remember during the 2000 election George W. Bush told us that the reason that we can’t leave money in Washington because government will spend it like it’s theirs. In this case, they plan on spending the $700 million surplus from our Tricare premiums…and they STILL want to jack up our premiums. Now, a rational comptroller would set that surplus aside so we don’t have to pay more in the future, but apparently no one in Washington cares about our money.
While this Administration is working to lower everyone else’s health care costs, they’re increasing the costs to veterans, because you know, we haven’t given enough already. It’s more important that government be able to fund abortions and substance dependency rather than pay it’s fair share of their debt to us…you know, like they promised.
So you need to get on the horn to your congress person – here’s a link with their contact information. Oh, yeah, an email won’t do anything – too easy for their respective staffs to ignore and delete. You have to write letters and telephone the office with your outrage. Get on the stick and complain. And don’t forget to register your outrage with your local VSO – get those people off their asses, too.