Here is an article about how certain Senators with bases in their home states are trying to stop base closures that will be good for our country.
For those of you who live in and around bases I am sorry about how this will affect your economy, but it is not the job of the U.S. Government to provide for your local economy. Those bases and personnel are paid for with tax dollars from the whole country and when decisions about tax dollar allocations are made the welfare of the country as a whole must be considered; over local interests. As U.S. Citizens we need to make sacrifices for our country. Some of us go to war and even die for our country, others are asked to give up their jobs, and yes even sometimes their home. We have become a much too self centered people in this country, we are at war and yet what sacrifices have we been asked to make? Where are the victory gardens, the gas rationing? Maybe this is part of the problem we as everyday citizens are not asked to give up anything in our life to contribute to the war effort. If I were President I would come up with a way for citizens to contribute to the war. It would be good for us as a country. As to these Senators I say shame on you for being so self serving. To the people in those states that vote for them, and are demanding they do something to stop the base closures I say think about the good of the country before you think about your personal needs.
To the Government I say make sure it is the right thing to do for the good of the country.
John F. Kennedy once said: Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country…