Friday, September 21, 2012
Supporting The Troops ?
Putting a magnetic ribbon on your car is not supporting the troops, and neither is supporting the continuation of wars that are accomplishing nothing (except further deaths of soldiers and innocent civilians). It takes more than empty words and bumper stickers to support the troops. It takes action.
Passing the senate bill to help veterans find decent jobs would have been a good way to support the troops. Why then did senate Republicans, forty of them, kill a bill that would have done that? Could it be they don't really care about the troops at all, especially once they've completed their service and could use a little help from a grateful nation? Could it be they don't really care about any Americans unless they are rich (or corporate moguls)?
In killing the veterans jobs bill, the Republicans have shown their true colors. Like their presidential nominee, they simply don't care about ordinary Americans.