As the Title suggests I am a vet, and proud of it, and proud of all those that wear the uniform of the United States of America. You name it we'll talk about it. Politics, sports and much more. However, I am also very interested in what is happening to this great country of ours, politically and socially...So SOUND OFF PRIVATE!!!

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Friday, January 12, 2007

How Long Do You Give Them?

Well, the Dems now have control of Congress, their tour of duty is offical. They have started their first 100 hours and are doing everything in their power to "sock it to the Republicans". But I guess after being the back seat passengers for the last 12 years, they need to try to flex their muscles a little. No where does it say that they have to be polite, congenial, or even honest. I said back in November that they would not have the backbone to hold true to the course and that they would try to undermine the military at the first chance they got. And low and behold they are. Cut the funding and run the troops out of Iraq as fast as they can. Pressure Bush to succumb to their wishes by threatening to override any vetos.

Yep, they are even threatening ( they call it negotiating) drug companies to lower their drug costs to seniors. Oh, wait a minute hasn't that already happened with Walmart working out a deal on certain drugs and other companies joining some type of alliance to help out those that can't afford certain drugs. I would say that Congress is a little late on this game. As for cutting the funding and dragging our troops out of Iraq, well I just hope that they can explain that to the vets and troops that have been over there and seen their buddies die, and to the families that the loss of their loved one was for nothing. Becasue if they drag them out now, that is exactly what it will mean. Oh, and let's not forget to thank the democrats for getting ready to reinstate the draft. Something that hasn't been done since Nam. But wait, why have a draft if they are going to bring our troops home? What will be the need to bring back the draft? Could it be so that when the UN snaps its fingers, the US will willingly and happily slide our boys under the UN flag to go do their bidding? After all, can you name one case where the UN has been involved in a foreign country and had it work out.

But, Nancy and the boys will get everything straightened out. Raise the taxes, vote same sex marriages into law, reduce the military (again), and make us more of an isolationist style country as it was before WWI. How about those Dems, raising the minimum wage to over $7. There's a move that will definitely help the economy, or is it the unemployment lines that they will help. Forcing the small businessman to tighten up his belt, cut back on employees, and charge them more for insurance coverage.

Yep, it even looks like they will get the White House in '08. I mean really, who do the Republicans have that can match up to Obama, Hillary, Kerry, and Edwards? So come on America, stand up and cheer for the Dems. After all, what has been accomplished over the last few years...lower taxes, more income, some of the lowest unemployment percentages in history, more small businesses opening up, more students attending college, and the list goes on. So step up to the plate Congress and let's see how far down you bring "your fellow americans."