May. 15th, 2008

ty yeswad

May. 15th, 2008 12:21 am
this ttly makes up for being sick all weekend -

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May. 15th, 2008 10:27 pm
House panel approves pay raise for troops

The pay increase and other service benefits included in the bill — such as a prohibition on increased health care fees — is more than President Bush wants.

And re: last year's smaller increase -

The White House opposed the increase because it said it would cost more than $2 billion if maintained for five years.

$2 billion over 5 years! Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw! Does Mr. Bush have any idea how big our defense budget is? (To be fair, he probably does not). The military eats billion dollar bills for breakfast. $2 billion is peanuts. Small, mutant peanuts.

But this is where the GOP chickenhawks come home to roost (or whatever). Despite all of the GOP's "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" gum-flapping, the military is part of the working class, which is really just the butt of the big Republican joke.

@_@. OVER IT.

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