Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chief of Defence Staff Military Families Fund: Money for tanks but apparently not for personnel

For some context hears the original press release and some commentary from bloggers here and here.

So we have enough money for tanks in the budget. Which I think we need but apparently not for personnel. Instead they have to set up a charity to deal with some of the things that the government should be doing and quite frankly as a taxpayer I'd be happy to pay for.

How we treat the families [remember the stories about substandard housing? ] of those that we send into harm's way says quite a bit about us. It strikes me we are being found wanting at least are elected representatives are.

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