Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Whine, whine, whine

Those ungrateful veterans are at it again. Oh sure, lotsa veterans have brain injuries due to the nature of the war in Iraq, but why in the world are they so upset that the budget for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center is being cut from $14 million dollars last year to $7 million dollars this year?

"Honestly, they would have loved to have funded it, but there were just so many priorities," says Jenny Manley, spokeswoman for the Senate Appropriations Committee. "They didn't have any flexibility in such a tight fiscal year."

Look, here's the deal. ADM is getting $4 billion dollars worth of corn subsidies this year. So why, you ask, can't we just take $7 million dollars out of that $4 billion dollars and give it to veterans instead?

But look, doing that just makes those slacker veterans into Communist freeloaders! Look, ADM paid for that $4 billion dollars, giving millions of dollars in donations to congressional leaders. How much money are those brain-injured veterans giving to congressional leaders? Yeah right, they want money they haven't paid for! ADM bought and paid for that $4 billion dollars fair and square! Why should veterans get money that ADM has bought and paid for?! Why, if those brain-injured veterans want to get more money, they need to pay for it, just like everybody else!

Remember, if you really want to support our troops, the way to do it is to make them stand on their own two feet -- or, err, their own two stumps -- and pull themselves up by their bootstraps -- or, err, their prosthetics. Otherwise you're just encouraging them to be lazy slackers who want something for nothing!

Support our troops! Cut veteran's benefits! Our veterans have no bread? Let them eat cake!

-- Badtux the Republican Penguin

Posted by: BadTux / 8/09/2006 04:36:00 PM  


I do so hope that you are not a Republican. By the time it is all over the cost of the care of those veterans will be billions. I think that men that are stupid enough to go fight stupid wars for other idiots should just be left to get by on their own and make it on their own. I’ve always had to pay for my stupid mistakes.
# posted by BBC : 10/8/06 2:08 AM  


You need to tune up those sarcasm detection sensors in you nose.

Watch out for those penguins disguised as republicans, they're just after your herring.

I Love You, now go out and hug a veteran

---- NiCk (An idiot veteran.)
# posted by niCk (Mem Beth) : 10/8/06 8:53 AM  

I'm a veteran myself, but it doesn't mean I have to be proud of it for being an idiot at the time. Have you studied Einstein much?
# posted by BBC : 10/8/06 11:23 AM  

The reason they've lowered the budget for next year for treatment of brain injuries must mean they're planning start a draft, and they'll obviously target Republicans first.
# posted by Lurch : 10/8/06 1:04 PM  

Given the second quarter profits reported by the oil companies, they should fund Veteran Benefits. After all, it's the oil company's war - excuse me - conflict.
# posted by cornfield jane : 10/8/06 1:13 PM  

BBC, today's "volunteer" Army is "volunteer" in name only. Most of those who "volunteer" are fleeing a bad home situation, desperate economic straits, or both, and are "volunteering" for the purposes of simple survival, not because they'd volunteer if they had lots of opportunities in life. I know. I was one of them.

Which, of course, is why the Busheviks are desperate to kill the American economy. Only then will they have enough desperate "volunteers" for all the wars they want to fight...

# posted by BadTux : 10/8/06 1:33 PM  

BT - You failed to say that many of them or just plain brainwashed, or just like to fight.
# posted by BBC : 10/8/06 8:47 PM  

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