From the Onion, a Ceremony You'll Never See
Another one of those satirical pieces that makes me wish I had written it: "Bush Visits U.S.S. Truman For Dramatic Veterans'-Benefits-Cutting Ceremony." My favorite bit:
"When I look at the members of the United States military, I see the best of our country, and I am honored to be your Commander-In-Chief," Bush said. "I am equally honored that you are stoically accepting Congress' elimination of a large percentage of the benefits you were promised upon enlisting so that I can finance a massive tax cut."As I've probably mentioned before, one of my grandmothers is a disabled veteran who relies on her monthly VA check, and she's already gotten a nice little letter in the mail informing her that she needs to give back some of the money the VA has already sent her this year, and that the VA will no longer pay her out-of-pocket medical expenses. Sigh...
And while you're reading the Onion, don't miss "You Can Be Anything You Want, Says Fictional Character", and a handy info-graphic on Bush's tax-cut plan.