When I read in the paper, or see in media TV, certain elected officials expounding on the need to reduce military spending and increase spending on illegal immigrants, I just roil. I remember when I went to USAF basic training. My salary was $89.00 per month. An illegal immigrant, fully settled in the USA and receiving full benefits in, say, California, makes about that amount every three hours.
Our planes, tanks, and other service vehicles are "cannibalized" so that others will receive necessary maintenance. Research for space defensive needs have been almost completely suspended. Our cyberspace and computer defensive measures pale in comparison to Russia and China. We are at extreme risk from outer space launch stations . Our service personnel have not had a serious pay raise in a very long time. Raising a family on middle income military pay rivals the skills of a Chief Financial Office of a major corporation.
And yet.......we have a fully volunteer standing military, completely willing to put their lives on the line for you. If you are a far left wing lollipop, striving for Socialist Democrat "group think" ideals, it is these military people who are protecting your right to shoot off your stupid ignorant mouths. You should be ashamed.
Merry Christmas, USA!!