Originally Posted by Dave Lane
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.
The reason the military has so many desirable benefits is because there is no draft anymore. If your going to have an all-volunteer force, then you have to give people incentives to join. Start taking those away, then what happens?