Top Headline Comments 09-28-09 | Main | Steve McIntyre proves AGW "hockey stick" proxy data was cherry picked
September 28, 2009

Barack Obama, Pension Cutter

There really are no words to describe how disgusting this is:

WASHINGTON -- In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining presidential priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration said Friday it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard.

The White House move drew swift rebuke from the state's two senators, Republican Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Mark Begich, who had together sponsored the pension fix.

The legislation honors 26 elderly Alaskans who are the few remaining survivors of a military unit that served the country with valor, Murkowski said, calling the administration's direction "deeply disappointing, bordering on insensitive."

Bordering on insensitive? This post at Redstate outlines the service these guardsmen provided to our country in a time of war. The president is willing to spend billions reforming taking over the healthcare system but can't spare a few bucks to pay 26 elderly guardsmen an average of $600 a month for the rest of their lives? So yeah, I would say this more than "borders" on insensitive. It defines it.

Just when I thought the Obama administration has lost the ability to surprise me.

Priorities - In other news, the president plans to visit Copenhagen to lobby in support of Chicago getting the 2016 Olympics. A report from Henry Waxman from 2006 estimates the cost of flying Air Force One at $56,518 an hour.

digg this
posted by Slublog at 11:12 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Obama waving from Martha's Vineyard: "Taco in a bag? How does that work? ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "[i]Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey ..."

Cicero kaboom kid shouts at guy near third rail: "157 I remember Paul Prudhomme saying his devout Ca ..."

AshevilleRobert: ""Asheville Robert - Did you see my comment on earl ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian Not Andrew McCabe: "180 I see your Kath and Hendrix and raise you a Ga ..."

Donna&&&&&&V : "That happens if you use a lot of hyphens to make a ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: " you can park for as low as $10 if you want to wal ..."

Reggie: ">>offering a male sex doll to curious straig ..."

freaked: "'The company said they would not make child sex do ..."

AshevilleRobert: ""When was it that we had the 30 inches of snow in ..."

JuJuBee, just generally being shamey: "Maybe, Maybe not. We're right on that line. Poste ..."

rickl: "[i]155 Some assinine councilman in Queens wants ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64