But what have these same Members of Congress done? They have voted to reduce the retirement benefits of these brave souls of the military who have sacrificed so much. On Senator did propose an amendment to the bill, but the Marxist/Progressive controlled Senate discarded the amendment like Lenin discarded Kulaks.
The Marxist/Progressives did fight to continue long term unemployment taxes however. The same lugubrious argument was made that unemployment taxes are stimulative. If an unemployment payment is stimulative, surely a retirement benefit would also be stimulative. The only difference is if military personnel or unemployed individuals receive the payment. This tells us that all the homage paid to the current and retired members of the military by the members of congress who voted for these reductions are in the same category as the statement, “you can keep your insurance policy, period;” a big lie.