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AmVets Questions Government’s Commitment to Care for its Troops

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:02 AM

Con­gress and DoD cut­ting into our country’s mus­cle, not trim­ming the fat

LANHAM, Md., Dec. 13, 2013 — Recent polit­i­cal uncer­tain­ties are greatly affect­ing our nation’s mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans. AMVETS is speak­ing out against recent deci­sions that are gravely impact­ing the ben­e­fits our uni­formed ser­vice mem­bers have fought for and earned through their hon­ored ser­vice to our country.

There is an unset­tling focus being aimed toward our mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans in an effort to “trim the fat” dur­ing bud­get cuts. Unfor­tu­nately, the gov­ern­ment is cut­ting into the mus­cle of our coun­try, not the fat. The recently House passed Bipar­ti­san Bud­get Act of 2013 seeks to penal­ize cur­rent and future mil­i­tary mem­bers who have served our nation for over 20 years by imple­ment­ing a 1 per­cent reduc­tion to uni­formed ser­vice retired pay Cost of Liv­ing Adjust­ment (COLA) for those under age 62, and the Depart­ment of Defense plans to pos­si­bly close the 178 state side com­mis­saries, decrease hous­ing allowances, and elim­i­nate our military’s pri­mary news source since the Civil War, the Stars and Stripes, which would tremen­dously affect the qual­ity of life for count­less ser­vice mem­bers and veterans.

“Once again our con­gress uses mil­i­tary retirees to find ways to cut the nation’s bud­get,” AMVETS National Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Stew­art Hickey said. “Maybe they could look in some areas where no one has con­tributed any­thing to this coun­try first. Vet­er­ans, mil­i­tary, and mil­i­tary retirees are fed up with being the bill payer every time con­gress wants to cut, go to the real fat at the pen­ta­gon, don’t cut the trig­ger pullers; cut the mas­sive staffs. We need more PFCs and fewer gen­er­als. How many receive gov­ern­ment hand­outs for doing noth­ing? If con­gress wanted to they could make real cuts in waste­ful pro­grams, but they always take the easy route and hit the mil­i­tary and mil­i­tary retirees.”

Less than 1 per­cent of our nation has chose to serve this coun­try. That choice is dif­fer­ent from any other career path and these men and women take on the full weight and respon­si­bil­ity to pro­tect the United States and ful­fill our national secu­rity require­ments. The ben­e­fits they have earned should not be so eas­ily cut. These deci­sions not only have dev­as­tat­ing long-term impacts on our mil­i­tary retirees and vet­er­ans but also will greatly dimin­ish uni­form ser­vice career reten­tion, which in turn adversely impacts national security.

AMVETS under­stands the impor­tance to rid the gov­ern­ment of waste­ful spend­ing and believes there is a need for each to do their part and sac­ri­fice for the over­all good of our eco­nomic future. How­ever, when there are pro­grams such as the Air Force’s new long-range bomber, which may cost as much as $81 bil­lion for the 100 planes planned, being put ahead of the earned ben­e­fits and qual­ity of life of those who have already paid an enor­mous price to be able to receive them, the deci­sions being made need to be questioned.

“Con­gress, the Pres­i­dent, and the DoD seem to have either for­got­ten the promises we so sacredly made to our heroic men and women who served in our mil­i­tary forces, or they are choos­ing to bla­tantly dis­re­gard those promises,” AMVETS National Com­man­der John Mitchell said. “Our vet­er­ans and mil­i­tary have given enough and sac­ri­ficed enough. These cuts need to stop and AMVETS will con­tinue to fight to pro­tect the earned ben­e­fits of America’s hon­ored warfighters.”

About AMVETS:

A leader since 1944 in pre­serv­ing the free­doms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS pro­vides sup­port for vet­er­ans and the active mil­i­tary in procur­ing their earned enti­tle­ments, as well as com­mu­nity ser­vice and leg­isla­tive reform that enhances the qual­ity of life for this nation’s cit­i­zens and vet­er­ans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered vet­er­ans’ ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions in the United States, and includes mem­bers from each branch of the mil­i­tary, includ­ing the National Guard and Reserves. To learn more visit www.AMVETS.org.


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