Congress does veterans wrong
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