Military treated shabbily

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It has been said that in time of need, God and the soldier are in great demand. With that need satisfied, both God and the soldier are forgotten.

Such is the case today. Veterans in this country have paid an enormous price for the freedoms we enjoy. Now King Obama wants to charge us more for our medical care when the premiums already have been paid in full.

Recently Obama threatened to cut Social Security and Medicare payments if he didn’t get an increase in the debt limit. Strange – he didn’t say a word about welfare payments and support for illegals in this country. Also he didn’t mention using Air Force One for shopping trips.

The Pentagon soon will clean house by a reduction in force, getting rid of many who are overweight. Funny – it has not complained for the past 10 years. It just used them up and spit them out.

I can only hope that all the young people in this country can see how their government treats its military personnel.

Charles P. Schell Jr.

Harlem

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faithson
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faithson 03/07/12 - 01:40 am
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the real question is the COST

the real question is the COST of War. We now have a whole new generation of war casualties that we will pay for over the next 60 years, an economic drain we could have avoided with the use of wisdom in decision making. All I could think of in the spring of '03 was the 'cost' to our great nation this fools errand would bring. To bad peacemakers are not given a more prominent voice in our nation. BTW, i'm a vietnam vet.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 03/07/12 - 04:59 am
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Calling the TRICARE budget

Calling the TRICARE budget cut anything but a bad idea doesn't understand that its based on increased fees paid for from general revenue issued checks to the user group, and reduced TRICARE use due to high fees. Servicemen and women, retirees and their families alone are expected to provide 1.8 billion in "savings" in 2013, and up to 12 billion in "savings" by 2017.

As far as weight standards go, suck it up and get fit.

impossible
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impossible 03/07/12 - 08:52 am
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So, techfan, laws, liike the
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So, techfan, laws, liike the Constitution, are merely suggestions? He should move to MN. There Obama's union thugs can take five folks to their precint and vouch for them as residents of the precint. Just think how wonderful that is - how many precints each group of five can vote in. So many precints so little time. It's the fraud party's dream.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 03/07/12 - 12:15 pm
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Fat is fat. I hovered the

Fat is fat. I hovered the ht/wt standard for 22 yrs. Never came close on body fat. I chose to work out and stay fit, and ate well doing it. Fully support getting rid of those unwilling to meet a standard that is easily acheivable and reasonable.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 03/07/12 - 12:36 pm
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What’s the max payload of a

What’s the max payload of a C-130?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/07/12 - 12:53 pm
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dichotomy, you need 20 thumbs

dichotomy, you need 20 thumbs up for that one. Your true facts have been hidden in the closet for many years.

Retired Army
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Retired Army 03/07/12 - 06:46 pm
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So, by the standards that

So, by the standards that dichotomy would enforce and Cobalt endorses, overweight folks should go ahead a serve.

I'm down with that. After all, in study after study obese folks certainly do die younger. Sounds cheaper too if we don't have to foot the bill for oversized uniforms, extra meals, double the medical costs, not to mention oversized caskets and two for one burial plots.

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