Think that the recent COLA adjustment and cut in retirement benefits marks a new direction in veterans benefits? Think again. An article in Veterans Today describes a disturbing trend in how veterans are viewed and supported (or not) by legistlation throughout the years.
"Over the past several decades, American Servicemembers, and especially Veterans have seen a growing trend in our government. That is, the government sends our men and women off to war, gives temporary enticing incentives and makes other empty promises to attract and keep them in the military; and then once they retire or discharge, these veterans are disposed of like useless pieces of antiquated military gear."
-Roland Wilson, on Veterans Today
These cuts effect those actively serving and those who have transitioned. It seems unavoidable, as the pressures of the fiscal system are becoming too large to bear. Anything you can do? I'm not sure there is a solution you can expect to solve this problem for you. Prepare yourselves as best you can. Take control of your own future through financial discipline and doing what you need to to further your career. Support organizations or vote to show support on issues that matter to you.