Well personally I don't have a problem with cutting benefits to veterans, its happened to every other worker group in the country. I think most government workers could use a fiscal haircut.
I do have a problem in a time of major budget deficit to vote themselves a bonus.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933