I really wasn't going to post about it, but something last night pissed me off royally.
Amidst all the talk about a possible deal being made between the two parties and the collective sigh of relief that was heard on and around U.S. military installations all over the world when the deal was announced, I heard a statement uttered that just seemed so wrong and really made me so angry.
When the deal was announced, several different people (politicians and news reporters alike) stated that while they could work the weekend to get the legislation drafted, they most likely wouldn't because they are all very tired.
Excuse my language, but are you f-ing kidding me?
Do they think that the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been working for months straight with no time off aren't tired? Do they think that these people who volunteered for this job, the same ones you threatened to not pay, aren't exhausted? The same people who wouldn't DREAM of not coming into work because they're tired. Why? Because they signed up for a job and it isn't done yet.
Perhaps our politicians would be wise to take a note from our military men and women and think about the good of our nation. Maybe they need me to come remind them that they signed up for this job and, guess what, their job isn't over yet!
I've known about it all along, but last night I just saw the glaring disparity between the politicians who are writing the legislation and deciding our financial situations and the people who are out of the battlefield, risking their lives for a country they would literally die for.
Just makes you think, doesn't it?
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