Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shinseki Wants Soldiers to Pay For Lunch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a controversial plan, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki proposed requiring the Army to buy its own lunches and carry them into battle. "They could get those lunch boxes with the thermos inside, then make sandwiches the night before a war. It would be fun." Shinseki floated his idea before a congressional hearing, remarking that no lunches would equal millions saved in the 2010 budget. "The government could still pay for breakfast," added Shinseki, "say, a roll of some kind and coffee. As for dinner, it might be made optional. That way, if a soldier is killed, the mess officer could simply mark him as having "opted out" of evening chow. That'll save a few bucks."  Digg! (Image:

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