Democratic Senator Mark Prior, Clinton buddy, from Arkansas, said this week that military vets such as his opponent in this years Senate race, seem to have a sense of entitlement. This week he viciously attacked former vet, and opponent Representative Tom Cotton. Very strange.
Career Politician Pryor has been nursing on the public tit for over 20 years. His annual salary is $174,000 dollars a year with rich benefits. For example, while a military vet can retire after 20 years (if he lives that long), Senator Pryor earns retirement after only five years of service. The average military vet gets about $25,000 a year in retirement and if he dies, unless he surrenders half his retirement pay, his spouse gets nothing.
Senator Pryor gets free lobbyist paid travel to Asia and Europe and the Bahamas to play golf. He gets government paid travel as well, along with very generous per diem. Senator Pryor never buys a stamp because he gets free franking privileges. Senator Pryor gets his haircuts in the Senate barbershop, has free use of a luxurious Senate fitness center, dines out on the lobbyist dime and last year spent over $300,000 dollars so his staff could enjoy Starbucks coffee and breakfast pastries. Yes, I said $300,000 a year for donuts and coffee, more than a vet can earn in decades of retirement.
When Senator Pryor was sucking on the public tit as a U.S. Senator, veteran Tom Cotton was serving two tours in Afghanistan and earning a Bronze Star for Valor. Senator Pryor never served in the military; that was too far below his sense of dignity...instead he was lawyering and sharing drinks with Bill and Hillary down in Little Rock.
Now Senator Pryor is in big political trouble back home...the folks in Arkansas don't like Obama's Obamacare and they don't like his socialist ways, so Pryor has been backtracking away from Barack and moved quickly to the political center in a desperate move to protect his seat of power in the Senate. And now he's in a real panic...he's hearing the footsteps of an American military hero so he lashed out in frustration.
Senator Pryor voted for that huge trillion dollar Obama Pork Barrel stimulus program. He voted against a law that would have made it unlawful to burn the American flag. He voted to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" act and championed the right of military gays to march in gay pride parades.
And now Senator Pryor has attacked and vilified a million veterans living in Arkansas...veterans that will never enjoy the "entitlements" this career politicians has enjoyed for 20 years.
The polls say Senator Pryor is in big trouble back home. Let's see if Arkansans feel he's "entitled" to six more years of Senate luxuries.