Ah Tammy, I gotta admit you get full points for that one! There was a bit of a kerfuffle when you were running for election involving the VA, but you are earning full credits now, and I say that as a Republican. If you haven’t yet read about it, click the link.
During the draft when the less fortunate were going off to die, Cadet Bone Spurs used wealth and privilege to get deferment after deferment, just like a New York one percenter. Growing up rural, I saw quite a few who came back from that war, not quite right all of the time. The draft came and they went without trying to weasel out of it. There is no privilege when your country institutes a draft, yet too often privilege weasels out of the obligation. Send people lesser than me to die is always their motto.
Choosing to not volunteer when your country has not instituted a draft is one thing. Each recruiting center has quotas and the DOD only has budget for so many troops. Whenever they are down on their quotas they make a push. When the economy is in the toilet they have to turn people away because it is a better paying job and a chance for college. Despite the risk it is the only hope for some. A few end up making a career out of it.
As a Republican I feel compelled to inform our current President, Cadet Bone Spurs, he has no right what-so-ever to demand a veteran who volunteered and lost both her limbs to clap at what he says. There was no bipartisanship during his first year. There was bad policy after bad policy forced through rough shod. This new tax bill is nothing short of an ass raping for everyone who isn’t already a one percenter.
Speaking as a Republican, I will be voting during the midterm elections and I won’t be voting for any Republican candidates.