Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Okay, I'm feeling much better today. Spent most of the time yesterday sleeping and maybe it is gone now. I had a flu shot last October so maybe I had a milder case and was able to shake it off faster. Hope that was the case. I would like to think that those flu shots I endure every year are doing some good!
Moving on to something I heard on television this morning that really ticked me off. It's regarding our military personnel. When they are about to be released from the service, they are presented with a bill. WHAT? Yes, these men and women that our country has sent to war presents them with a bill for lost or missing items such as guns, helmets, uniforms, boots, etc. On that bill they are also charged for normal wear and tear of above mentioned items. This bill is given to them so the military can supposedly account to the American taxpayer for spending so much on the war! They are not given their separation papers until the bill is paid! Most of the bills are no more than $500. or $600. dollars. What in the hell is this about. I am outraged that our men and women who have served their country are billed for items that have been damaged or are missing! This is a 'war zone' they have been in for heaven's sake. What do they expect? Yes, some things will come up missing and or damaged. There are bombs going off and incoming mortar and enemy fire aimed at them. It is inevitable that items will be 'damaged' or 'missing'!
Something needs to be done to stop this unnecessary billing of items to our troops who fight for our freedom and support those who run our country!!