TSV-TV: Veterans vs Budget Deals

Tonight’s show picked up right where we left off last time, talking about the selling out of Veteran’s retirement benefits for a ‘Bipartisan’ budget deal.


  • Chuck Wooten – military vet ticked off about the Paul Ryan/Patty Murray ‘bipartisan’ budget deal

  • includes cuts to veteran retirements (we already talked about it)

  • the final straw was getting a fundraising email from Paul Ryan

  • took to FB and his post went viral

– A snippet of Mr. Wooten’s letter –

You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.

You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy.

If you think this is just a few people that are outraged about this, you are wrong! Many veteran groups are steamed about this. And rightly so, especially after hearing this:


  • AP thinks that retiring military personnel should be able to weather the cuts

  • AP suggests that they – the military retirees –  have great health insurance

  • and “quality of life” benefits: among them are payments for continued education and the ability to buy groceries at a discount   —-   [(but not when the government shuts down!)more on this when we get around to our Year in Review show]

Look, our veterans don’t deserve this. We need to do more to show our appreciation for their service. It’s not because they need to pay rent! They do it because they love their country. Please, feel free to share this with your friends and family to raise some awareness.

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