As a veteran of the US military this appalls me to no ends. My friend forwarded this Colbert report earlier to me and was just enraged by what I saw.
"We believe no constituency better understands the challenge America faces, and no constituency is better suited to, again, lead by example putting country first"
This is a response from the VA (who are supposed to support the veterans) to the Super committee who now wants to cut active and veterans military benefits including health services.... There's plenty of more reliable links out there but Colbert is funny so meh: 4:30 into Colbert report. I love the rhetoric involved in that letter :(
Anyway just to summarize. The super committee was created when Obama wanted to raise the debt ceiling. They were remanded with the task to cut 1.6ish trillion and if not then an automatic deep cut would be taken out of the military defense budget. So now they want to target veteran AND active military service members benefits (as mentioned above) Cause you know... fuck them right? Even if you don't agree with the war and what the government is doing, we should still be supporting the troops. Just another travesty in a long line of injustices.