03 July 2008

Rep. Weiner to the Military: "Where's my money, bitch?"

There is an excellent article today in the local Tacoma News about the welcome-home ceremony for 4th Brigade, 2nd Stryker Division at Fort Lewis. They spent 15 long months in Iraq, with a good chunk of time in the extremely violent Diyala province. Female suicide bombers, a Shi'ite police force that has been accused of sectarian violence on numerous occasions, and terrorist hold-outs in the Diyala River Valley. Not a place to take the fam, which is why Uncle Sam sent the Army to help out the Iraqis that live there. Most Americans would be grateful for their fellow countrymen's courage, but not this assface congressman (guess what his party is!):

"For every police officer taken off the streets of New York to serve in Fallujah, New York taxpayers are footing the bill," he said. He proposed a $40 billion federal revenue-sharing bill that would include aid for US cities that lose manpower due to military leaves. Some city 1,191 cops and 251 firefighters are among the 2,082 municipal workers have been called up since 2001, Weiner said. Currently there are 488 city workers on military leave. "It's time that the military reimburse New York for its sacrifice," Weiner said.

Apparently having to shuffle the payroll accounting data every time one of those ungrateful city workers takes a vacation in Iraq/Afghanistan is a huge sacrifice from New Yorkers and requires the feds to foot the bill. If Rosie the Riveter were around, she'd give this clown a knuckle sandwich. New York has traditionally been a very serviceman-friendly city, but maybe the tides have turned.

Flashback: Other Weiners humiliated in the blogosphere right here.

If only Rep. Weiner Could Institute a Wheelchair Tax for Combat Veterans