Let's put this into perspective: we fly our politicians first class or charter jet around the globe. We send their children to very exclusive, very EXPENSIVE, private schools. Their children get free college- paid for by us. They get the best healthcare coverage in this country- no copays, no deductibles, no in or out of network limitations. They are paid 6-digit salaries on our dime. They get all of this- PAID FOR BY US- and they don't even do the jobs we hired them for. They fight, raise money, take vacations, fight, give themselves raises, fight, raise money, and campaign to get re-elected to do it all over again. Yet Veterans, whom these same politicians use as political fodder and send off to war, won't pass a single measure to support us and we are debating whether to keep paying the meager sums of money Vets depend upon to survive? The congressmen and women give billions of dollars a year to companies as subsidies- completely unnecessarily but because it keeps them getting elected. Somehow I doubt my $127 a month (PRE tax) isn't going to make even a small portion of a small drop in the bucket. I'm sure the rest of my Brothers and Sisters in arms won't either. And, in case you didn't catch it, we are paying ourselves; we pay taxes on everything so it's a slowly progressing diminishing returns standard.