NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

LTE: Support our troops, raise their pay, demand Fossella speak out

In a Thursday 'Letter to the Editor' (LTE) in the Advance and writer comments on the recent pay raise struggle between some members of Congress and the White House;

The Bush administration has asked for a 3 percent pay raise for our fighting troops for Jan. 1, 2008, enough to match last year's average pay increase in the private sector. The House Armed Services Committee recommended a 3.5-percent pay increase for 2008, intending to reduce the gap between military and civilian pay that stands at about 3.9 percent today.

You can read the full piece at the SI Advance. I am still awaiting Rep. Vito Fossella's scathing outrage towards this administration. After all this is the guy who takes every chance he can get to claim his support for the troops, so why is he suddenly silent on supporting our troops? Through his position he has the chance to take the House floor and demand the higher pay increase. He can hold press conferences educating the public on the need for this pay raise. He has done neither. It is as if 'supporting the troops' is just rhetoric to attack Democrats and nothing more.

Call Vito and ask him to speak out and demand the President support our troops;

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