Friday, April 8, 2011

Government Shutdown and the Military

The potential government "shutdown" is a disgrace.  It's embarrassing as hell.  Each side blames the other for what should never have happened in the first place.

Let us backtrack a bit.  When was the budget originally supposed to be finalized?  I'll give you a hint:  It's due to be implemented before the start of the new fiscal year.  Still confused?  Try October 1st, 2010.  Who was in charge of (had a majority in) both chambers of Congress then?  Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Now we find out that our military will stop getting paid.  Does anyone else see the absurdity of this?  Members of Congress must get paid; it's in the Constitution.  Our military does not have that protection, despite the protection that the military provides to those same members of Congress. 

Luckily, I have enough savings set aside to get through this mess (for a while anyway), but many young families do not.  Many families that signed on for the sacrifices that come with military service are going to be left short. They probably thought that they could rely upon our government to hold up their end of the bargain.

Please write to your representatives, and even your unresponsive Senators, and tell them that they need to get off of their collective asses and do the job that we hired them to do. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

to all you in washington work together or quit...get a really job ....