VCS’s Statement on Jon Huntsman’s Plan to Tax Combat Pay.

Ambassador Huntsman claims to love America as all politicians are want to do  but he has just blatantly disrespected our military and veteran’s decade of sacrifice with his recent economic proposal.

Read about the proposal http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/31/309249/huntsman-taxes-rich/.

Military Service members have for the last decade endured an enormous and onerous burden and many continue to bear this burden. Fighting two punishing wars in brutal conditions sometimes, for several tours. The 1% have done this for the 99% because they felt it was their duty. They have for the most part borne this burden with little complaint, except to demand a square deal. Never have so few heeded their nation’s call while so many resided in comfort. Mr. Huntsman’s proposal to fund a tax cut that exceeds even Mr. Bush’s give aways to the rich by taxing combat pay of all things, is a slap in the face of our brave military. Taxing combat pay maybe be the most egregious insult of all included in his proposal but it is not the last of many insults to our veterans and service members. Mr. Huntsman wants to tax benefits such as housing allowances that our military families  depend upon. He wants to do this to eliminate capital gains taxes among other things, primary income of the superrich. Taxing military families to the benefit of the super-rich is an outrageous injustice. The unpatriotic insults continue after our service members leave the service. Mr. Huntsman also wants to tax the meager benefits provided to our wounded veterans as they reenter civilian life. He is essentially saying that their sacrifice has not been enough. I would say they have sacrificed enough already. Anyone who would suggest taxing military members fighting for our freedom or veterans wounded in that fight to fund a tax cut is morally bankrupt and not fit to be commander-in-chief.

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