This is a harder issue for some of us … Accepted: everything Obama says and does these days is geared solely toward his reelection effort. As part of the tax packages put before Congress in the last month or so, there has been a bill to provide rewards to employers who hire Veterans.
Any of you who read this blog with any regularity, know I am a Vet and the mom of an Active Duty soldier. I am not rich, by any stretch of the imagination, nor have I EVER had an income of more than 5 digits. As much as I want these returning Vets to have the best of everything, we cannot begin to give ANY segment of our society special preference. This is my objection to gay marriage. This is my objection to abortion. Either we are ALL created equal or we’re not. Either we EACH have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness or we don’t. Each man, women, & child is created with inalienable rights, endowed by our Creator. There can be no favoritism, no “profiling” for political gain. With unemployment at 9.0 – or whatever it is this week, there are plenty of people struggling and out of work. To offer a bonus or tax break to employers who hire Vets, though it sounds good, cannot … must not be started. We simply need a new administration. PERIOD!