Talking turkey about "our" military on this day of Thanksgiving.

Just one tiny little aspect of it if you will.

Last Thursday it was announced that Hussein Obama's regime is looking at shutting down all military commissaries in the U.S.
And why would/should these people (our military, their families, our veterans) be so privileged? There are many reasons not the least of which is that the income of our military is notoriously low and this is a perk to help make ends meet.

Just who are these people? 

Well, they must be nobodies as far as way too many American's are concerned, because this story has gotten very, very little traction in the news, or blogosphere, or in personal communications if I can judge by correspondence within my own sphere of e-mail.

But these are not your average citizens. They are volunteers for a job the rest of us cannot or will not do. A very small portion of the U.S. population (1.5 million out of 310 million) they take an oath, just as does the President of the United States, to protect and defend our Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.

This boldness, this commitment even to the point of giving their lives, is a noble calling.

The ugly details.

According to the Stars and Stripes article, closing almost 180 stateside stores could free up an estimated $800 to $900 million annually out of a budget of $643 billion. Monies "coveted" for use in other military areas. We are talking millions. Not billions or trillions! By the numbers this is peanuts and crackerjack dollars not only in the military budget but also as compared to other government budget items. Comes to mind the recent $2 billion Kentucky Kickback thrown in during the debt limit deal. Every single day SOP with our lawmakers!

Why then are they being targeted?

Rather than go into the highly charged "Obama hates our military" mime which IS part of it in my opinion, I will suggest it is additionally more of this administrations Communist agenda of redistribution of wealth. Take from the rich, give to the poor. 

As ridiculous as that sounds, because our military personnel are far, far from being rich, this administration is bleeding Americans at every income level and they are not about to leave out the military.

Will we stand?

Hundreds, literally hundreds of times I have heard people question if our military will stand with the citizens when the seemingly inevitable SHTF. I suggest we worry about our own deportment first. Not will they have our backs, but do we have their backs?

Today around millions of Thanksgiving tables words of gratitude will be spoken for our military and God's blessings will be asked upon them. We, the people, must do more than just mouth words and ask God to take care of America's sons and daughters and will you pass the sweet potatoes please.

Contact your representatives!

How Much More Damn It! How Much More? Read it. Then contact your representatives! Let them know that closure of these commissaries is going to put an unneeded and costly strain on those who give so much and they need to dump some two billion dollar Kentucky Kickback somewhere to protect the measly $8 or $9 million needed to keep these facilities open!

Pay it forward America. Pay it forward.


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Findalis said...

Obama and the Dems want to make an environment in the military in which no one volunteers and no one remains until 20. That way they can institute a draft system.

A system they will blame on the Republicans.