Congress does vet­er­ans wrong

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

In 1956, when I raised my hand and swore to de­fend the United States against all en­e­mies, for­eign and do­mes­tic, I did not re­al­ize the list would in­clude the Congress of the United States. Af­ter 38 years of ser­vice, I re­tired with a pen­sion and life­time (I thought) health care. I have re­cently been in­formed that I will no longer re­ceive vi­sion or den­tal care through the De­fense Health Agency, but rather, I can pur­chase such care through the pro­gram for postal work­ers and other fed­eral em­ploy­ees. At age 80, these are im­por­tant earned ben­e­fits.

Congress re­cently gave a huge tax break to the top 1 per­cent of in­come earn­ers, which does not in­clude many vet­er­ans, I am sure. I hope all vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies keep these facts in mind when they go into the vot­ing booth in the up­com­ing elec­tions.

Thomas Baines, Ok­la­homa City

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.