Unnamed airlines, according to the VFW, are charging troops extra fees for the baggage they check — as they’re going off to war.
This raises two questions:
- What happened to military transport? And
- How many of these airlines are chaired and owned by Republicans with “Support Our Troops” magnets on their SUVs?
You’d think there would be a little more patriotism and class amongst our air carriers — but their anonymity in this case, coupled with the way Cheney et. al. have very carefully kept awareness of our two-front war from the minds of most Americans, make it unsurprising that such thoughtless behavior is going on.
Unsurprising, but still entirely disgusting.
Meanwhile a recent congressional report reveals that American corporate welfare is still going strong, even though we can’t afford national health insurance. Nearly two-thirds of US businesses are not paying income tax, and a little more than that percentage in foreign-owned businesses are also dodging their fare share.
With the crushing war debts imposed upon our grandchildren by the worst shitbag administration in US history, with infrastructure collapsing, with education being tossed out the window — still, we aren’t taxing the wealthy.
Perhaps the second amendment is a good thing after all.