I recently wrote about the funding that was finally approved to fix the substandard housing at Fort Bragg just in time for Military Families First weekend.
It's sadly indicative of not only the current administration, but the prior near decade of complete Republican control over all government agencies, what it takes for any "progress" to finally happen for the average working American. It's tragically no different for our hard working military, in spite of all the "support our troops" rhetoric from those that do anything but...
Today's Fayetteville Observer.
Bush to visit 82nd barracks
President Bush today will visit 82nd Airborne Division barracks that appeared in an online video showing poor living conditions for soldiers.
Bush is visiting Fort Bragg as part of All American Week, a celebration of the 82nd Airborne Division.
The video, shot last month by a soldier’s father, showed mold, peeling paint and a pool of sewage on a flooded bathroom floor of the 1950s Korean War-era barracks.
The footage spurred outcry from Army and political leaders and led the Army to reform its maintenance program.
"The president is looking forward to his visit to Fort Bragg, and he thinks it’s important to see where the paratroopers and soldiers live," said Jean Staton Mamo, deputy assistant to the president and director of media affairs.
George Bush may not be on the ballot in November, but his legacy and his allies, like my opponent, Robin Hayes are front and center. If you've had enough of watching our National Guard, reserves, active duty soldiers, and our veterans get little more than political posturing, photo ops, and empty promises, join me in my Rally for Reality to send Bush and Robin Hayes a message that their time really is done and come this January we are going to start truly honoring the service and sacrifice of our Military, not just pose with them.