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Fed-Up Veteran Tells Paul Ryan What He Thinks of ‘Bipartisan’ Budget Deal in Viral Open Letter

Chuck Wooten, a military veteran, was already ticked off about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pushing through the “bipartisan” budget deal, which includes cuts to veterans’ retirement benefits. So when he got a fundraising email from Ryan’s office asking for money, he decided to really let the Wisconsin congressman know how he feels.

FB Friends,

I’m still mulling this Paul Ryan budget deal that stole money from every military retiree (past, present and future). This morning, upon opening my email, I noticed I had a letter from Congressman Paul Ryan…and it was begging me for an “emergency end of the year donation.” It only proves what we already know. The folks in Washington are indeed clueless. Instead of hitting the delete button, I decided to call Congressman Ryan out on his audacity and lack of self-awareness. I sent the following to him. I’m also posting it on the FB USAF Chiefs page as an open letter to the Congressman. If you’re a retiree, I will tell you we may have lost the battle, but not the war. If you’re inclined and find it worthy, let’s flood social media with this letter and see if we can get some traction. Thanks.

To Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM
Congressman Ryan,

Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.

You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgement and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.

Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.

We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.

Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.

I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.

Chuck Wooten,
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)

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5 thoughts on “Shots fired

  1. Chuck Wooten, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret) is a big crybaby and a damned socialist. And he talks bollocks, like all GOP drones, but then all GOP drones are socialists.

    GOP drones pretend to want less government, so long as there’s enough government to point a gun at someone else’s head, to steal his money and keep the cheques coming. Chuck Wooten is a prime example. This is how he earned a paycheck for half his adult life, by the government doing violence on his behalf against the productive class. Now he’s crying because the cheques might be a touch smaller, because the governing mafia might not makes others keep him in the luxury to which he’s accustomed.

    He’s a typical GOP socialist. He loves everyone else’s income being redistributed, sp long as it’s to the right people. As long as the productive are robbed for him and his kind, to keep them based around the world, to keep the military /industrial complex fat and rich, then socialism’s fine. But that poor woman in a trailor on the edge of town struggling to raise her young children? Why that’s welfare!

    He’s also a typical, unthinking GOP drone who communicates in the language of the propaganda which he sucks up every day. Just read this crap:

    You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call …

    You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY …

    We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence …

    We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.

    This is how alot of them actually talk on some of those ‘conservative’ and GOP sites. They’re all veterans, they all ‘answered the call’ whatever that drivel means, they all communicate in these cliches.

    Well at least has just discovered that he served thieves and criminals all these years, and that his GOP is nothing like him. Paul Ryan has much more in common with every DC Democrat than with any GOP voter drones. They’re all of the same class and have the same interests.

    What’s bewildering is how these GOP drones are taking so long to see it.

  2. Oh yeah, “freedom isn’t free” is anothe rgood old one, whatever it means. Sounds like that’s how GOP drones justify their socialist income redistribution policies.

    My fav is the one about “duh military defends our freedoms”. Since DC and Wall Street still stand, this is plainly bollocks. Apparently Americans are supposed to give thanks to the military because, without them, they’d all be talking German or Pashtun or something.

    You have to as dumb as a GOP voter to believe this nonsense.

  3. Slight correction

    Well at least has just discovered that he served thieves and criminals all these years, and that his GOP ( including the bought and paid for Tea Party ) is nothing like him.

  4. Hate and stupidity. Brothers from separate mothers.

    I would say what I really think, but you would both whine that I was a meany and a liar.

    The Governments only job is to provide security, that means the military. You especially should be ashamed Phantom your a vet. You know what the sacrifices are and what the pay isn’t.

    Your both an embarrassment.

  5. The US military has not performed well since WWII. A major review of purpose, policy, procedure, personnel, etc., is needed. It is one of our major problems and affects national security, economics, foreign affairs and many other critical areas. For the enormous amount of resources expended they could take OBL and about 200 ignorant tribesman at Tora Bora. The US military has had a free ride on the gravy train for far too long without hard questions being asked.

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