We are drowning in debt, we desperately need to cut spending in this nation. Yet, every time we the Right tries to actually CUT spending, the Left explodes in outrageous outrage. “We cannot cut that children will die!” “We cannot cut this, the elderly will be pushed off of cliffs!”. Even suggesting we freeze spending on certain programs brings howling cries of doom from the Left. But, cutting spending on anything related to the military, including cutting out military funerals? Oh the Left is on board for that!
You can email this piece of shit, Bill McClellan, here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors — St.Louis Post-Dispatch
. . . According to the program’s website, it is funded by the federal government and the Missouri National Guard Trust Fund.
Both the federal government and the state government are broke. So why are we providing military funeral honors for all veterans? It is a nice gesture we can’t afford.
Certainly, men and women killed in combat deserve full military honors. It’s a way for the country to say, “We honor the memory of those who died in our service.” These military honors — and the thought behind them — are intended to provide some solace for the families of the fallen.
But what about the guy who spends a couple of years in the military and then gets on with his life? Bear in mind that most veterans did nothing heroic. They served, and that’s laudable, but it hardly seems necessary to provide them all with military honors after they have died. In fact, it seems generous enough to provide veterans and their spouses with free space and headstones at a national cemetery.
Why not let the veterans organizations provide military honors at the funerals of their members? If a person gets out of the Marine Corps and wants to stay connected, he can join the Marine Corps League. I’m sure the 101st Airborne has an association. In a more general vein, we have the American Legion and the VFW.
Providing military honor funerals for their members would be a boon to these organizations. Membership would presumably climb, and veterans who want the military funerals could still get them.
Everybody knows government needs to cut costs.
This is exactly how you do it.
Wow, imagine that. A Liberal actually suggesting private groups could do things better than the federal government, that is a first. But, McClellan, like many liberals wants to cut something the federal government is SUPPOSED to spend money on. Yes, there are some things the government should be spending money on, and it is always those things the Left targets. If McClellan wants to cut let me offer some suggestions.
How about foreign aid to nations that are, say it with me, NOT OUR FRIENDS?
How about government subsidies?
How about the Obama and Biden travel budget?
How about we look at simplifying the tax code? How about we look at eliminating many tax loopholes and flattening and lowering tax rates?
How about we look at shuttering federal departments we do not need? The Departments of Education and energy would be great places to start.
How about we cut other departments back. I don’t know, maybe we could get the EPA back to what it is supposed to do and stop using it as a tool to punish businesses our president does not like?
How about we STOP bailing out failing businesses?
How about we stop using tax dollars to study things that no one cares about. Do we really need to spend tax dollars on studying why Lesbians are fat, or the lengths of certain animals penises?
Oh no, none of that. If we just stop paying for military funerals, that will right our fiscal ship!