It really makes me angry when the Democrats shortchange our troops. This just happened with the passage of the Webb-Hagel GI Bill last week. President Bush and Sen. McCain both opposed the bill, while Obama and his ilk supported it. But look what they did:
McCain sponsored S. 2938, the Graham-Burr-McCain Bill, which was intended to expand those benefits in a far more beneficial way than the Webb-Hagel Bill
The McCain bill would have allowed military personnel to attend
college debt-free and those benefits could have been passed to spouses and
children if necessary. It would have encouraged service members to continue
careers by expanding the benefits according to length of service. The Webb
bill does none of those things.
Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee Liebermann and
Secretary of Defense Gates supported the McCain bill over the Webb bill.
Gates said, “This legislation does not meet, and, in some respects, is in
direct variance to the Department’s . . . stated objectives. . . .”
Sen. Reid blocked the McCain bill from the Senate floor so there would be no discussion of it. With no discussion, the American people don't even know about it unless they take the time to find out for themselves and most people don't bother. Also with no discussion and counting on the ignorance of the people, the Dems can do what they've been doing -- accusing Sen. McCain and President Bush of not supporting our troops.
So once again the Democrats have provided second-best to our military as they jockey for more power.
The New York Times article of the same date is simply the poor,
biased journalism we’ve come to expect from “All the news that fits, we