Chiquita Demands the Restoration of Veteran Benefits
Chiquita Cicada is Mad as Hell!
Good morning breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, December 23, 2013. Congress has voted to slash pension benefits for your nation's veterans. You remember the veterans don't you. They are the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to keep all of you safe. They served their country and returned home minus their limbs and their minds. In the face of their sacrifices Congress thought it prudent to slash their pension benefits.
This hideous Congressional deal was put together by Senate Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. Military pensions would be cut by $6 billion over ten years. The budget is being touted as the first bi-partisan budget brought forth by a divided Congress in 27 years. Both parties agree that the deal was less than perfect. What is completely unacceptable is the part of the agreement that hurts our veterans.
Why Not Cut This?
Make Things Right!
Let me suggest that veteran's pension benefits be made whole again by asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.Nev) to refuse to accept his subsidy for Obamacare. Senator Reid, who salary is $193,400 a year is proud to accept a federal subsidy for a health care plan purchased the Obamacare exchange. Members of Congress will receive subsidies that can amount to $11,378 per year. Harry Reid sees nothing wrong about accepting this money. As an aside let me point out that private citizens buying a plan in an Obamacare exchange can get a federal subsidy if their income is less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
Your members of Congress will get these subsidies. Your veteran's will receive pension checks that are substantially lower than they were promised and were getting. Tell me, what is just about this?
When I think about the amount of money your federal government wastes each year, I lose my mind. If all this insane spending was eliminated, your veteran's benefits could actually rise. Your U.S. Department of Agriculture made farm subsidy payments to 28, 613 dead farmers between 2011 and 2012. Dead farmers are receiving financial support from the government, but live veterans are being treated like garbage. One other tidbit to get you thinking and mad. It seems that your terrorist detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were chowing down on too much hummus. They were putting on weight and commanders responded by ordering treadmills to help the killers lose weight. They had to order another batch of treadmills because the original batch wasn't made by Muslims. I wish I was making this up, I really do.
Make It Right!
My dear human friends, it is time to hold your representatives, and I use that term with great trepidation, responsible for this insanity they call governing. Washington is just like the Old Wild West. No one is in charge of the territory and the bandits are running wild. Each and every one of you has to slap on a badge and do your part to get rid of the bad guys. Decisions are being made every day that are aimed at hurting a segment of the population one at a time. Many of these changes and regulations are coming straight from the White House. I agree it is hard to keep up with the nightmare, but you have to try.
May I suggest that you start with your veterans. They deserve much better than they are getting.
I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say
Congress and the administration should just go away!
Make some noise...Chiquita