Alan Simpson to Disabled Veterans: “We Don’t Need You Any More! DIIIEEE!!!”
Hard to believe this fuckwit isn’t a chickenhawk. He actually did serve two years in the Army in the mid 1950s; he was stationed in Germany. OOOOHHHH!!! Germany was a scary badass place ten years AFTER the end of World War II.
In any case, Alan Simpson has nothing but contempt for Vietnam veterans who are suffering permanent injuries from Agent Orange. They’re costing us money, and all they do is lie around all day smoking pot and having flashbacks.
“The irony is that the veterans who saved this country are now, in a way, not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess. It’s the kind of thing that’s just driving us to this $1 trillion, $400 billion deficit this year.”
Goddamn right! We’ve got countries to invade, failed CEOs to bail out, a Prison Industrial Complex to feed. We can’t keep wasting money on a bunch of useless old veterans who can’t even fight any more.
A disabled veteran is like a fetus that’s already been born: it no longer has any value.