Originally Posted by Skippymjp
No one said that it wasn't. All that's being said is, "being considered" most likely means that someone included it as idea number 648 on a list of 1001 ideas. (or thereabouts) There isn't anything anywhere giving it any credibility as anything other than a partisan talking point.
Partisan? The link was from CNN, who is getting more and more slanted to the left by the day. I read FoxNew.com daily, which is slanted to the right (and I fully acknowledge this, but it doesn't make their reporting any less than any other news agency with a slant), and I didn't see this story reported. If it was, it was definitely not a headline on their main page. So what's the partisan reporting? Is it to the left - where all those hard-core anti-military radical liberals are rejoicing that this Administration wants to leave Veterans out in the cold? (Note, I don't mean everyone who supports Obama, I made a lot of specifiers to "liberal".)
I also acknowledge that IF this horrid idea is actually proposed in legislation, it won't pass. Congress wants to keep their jobs, and they are elected. The Administration, other than the President (and theoretically Vice-President) are appointed. Congress has to actually think about the people this would affect. The Administration is either being horribly anti-military (you volunteered for it, deal with the consequences) which I don't think is the reality, or they are looking for ways to reduce the annual federal deficit that Obama has promised. This would not reduce the social programs that they want to expand, but would take a large amount out of the budget.
It's still a bad idea and a slap in the face of those who served our country with valor to even be considering such an idea.