Again. Obama won’t cut government bureaucracy but he’ll cut benefits to those that served this nation proudly.
BizPacReview: Obama’s Memorial Day message: Suck it up, Marine.
It’s a good thing we set aside the last Monday in May to honor our nation’s fallen heroes and their families — the government is doing a lousy job of it. Our soldiers’ final resting places are in jeopardy and survivors’ benefits are being sacrificed, all in the name of sequestration. The president, meanwhile, continues living the high life as if to say, “Sequester? What Sequester?”
Arlington National Cemetery is unquestionably both the most famous and exclusive final resting place for our nation’s heroes. It dates back to the Civil War and is comprised of the land surrounding the Virginia home of Robert E. Lee, according to Daily Finance.
However, Arlington is bursting at the seams. It currently contains the remains of an estimated 400,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Congress realized that the cemetery was approaching capacity in the late 1990s, and so established the Millennium Project to expand Arlington’s boundaries.
$103 million was budgeted for this purpose — a shade over one-tenth of a billion in an age when Congress bandies around figures in the trillions without raising a sweat. But that budget has been cut by 8 percent due to sequestration cuts, and additional cuts may be in the offing.