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Thu., Jan. 2, 2014

Letter: Budget slaps veterans

I just wanted to say how very unhappy and disgusted I was to learn that Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers supported the “Murray-Ryan” budget bill. This bill takes way $6 billion over the next 10 years from retired military members. As a 30-year veteran myself, I felt that this was a slap in our faces for the service that we provided to our country.

They and the rest of the “Do-nothing Congress” need to be reminded whom they work for. I don’t see them taking a cut in pay, for the shameful lack of getting anything done in Washington, D.C., over the last couple of years.

How about going after General Motors for the remaining $10 billion they still owe the taxpayers? The U.S. Treasury let them off the hook, even though they made $25 billion in profits.

It’s about time that the American people wake up and hold Congress accountable. Whether you’re Democrat or Republican, you need to think about this come election time, and vote them all out.

Gerald Goertz

Medical Lake

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