Democrats suddenly worried about the troops and spending

| February 9, 2018 | 17 Comments

The Washington Examiner reports that four Democrat Senators, Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, Jack Reed and Gary Peters, are worried about the cost of Super Troll, President Trump’s planned parade, so they wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing their concerns;

“At a time of war, with American service members serving in harm’s way, such a parade seems to be inappropriate and wasteful,” the senators wrote. “Every penny of the millions of dollars that the parade would cost and every second of the tens of thousands of personnel hours its execution would require, should be devoted to the most essential missions of the Department of Defense — protecting the American people and our security interests.”

It’s odd that these Senators are suddenly concerned about the health and welfare of servicemembers and national security after they have been trying to slash and burn the Pentagon for years in the form of sequestration. They don’t seem worried about the tens of thousands of man hours wasted on social engineering and things that have little to do with the “most essential missions” of the DoD. Now they want to burden the Pentagon with medical costs associated with transgender recruits.

Their “every penny” argument rings hollow in the ears of Americans who have watched the Senate raid the surplus of retirees’ Tricare while they jacked up out-of-pocket costs for those same retirees.

Concern for troops is odd coming from Dick Durban who said they were like Nazi concentration camp guards, a few years back.

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  1. Sarge says:

    “Never let a crisis go to waste…”

  2. Jay says:

    If they can pay for dick-ectomies and pu$$yplasties, I think they can pay for a parade.

  3. Top W Kone says:

    I for one look forward to seeing the new heights of hypocracy from the current crop of politicians in DC (both parties) this year.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Three of the four critters have been in office for a total of…115 years! Can you believe that?

  5. MrBill says:

    It would be a waste of money, but it’s homeopathically small compared to all of the other wasteful government spending. When the Dems get to work on reducing THAT, I’ll be impressed – but I’m not holding my breath.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Hey, give ’em a break, willya?

    Elections are naught but a few weeks away! They have to “do something”, and they don’t care how dumb they look doing it.

    Let’s do keep bringing up all the “priors”, things they said about the military that make them look so dumb, they can’t even tie their own shoes.

  7. AZtoVA says:

    Dems just don’t want money spent on things that don’t buy them votes in their districts.

  8. Fyrfighter says:

    Durbin is a Dick!… and the rest are right there with him…

  9. Graybeard says:

    The more they do what they do, the more people realize what narcissist morons they are.

    Not the True Believers, of course. Cannot confuse them with facts.

  10. Docduracoat says:

    I am not a veteran.
    As an ordinary citizen, I know very few people in the armed services
    This is a golden opportunity to show off our military to the rest of the nation
    I also think that if the democrats do not like the parade, that is a great reason to have one!

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