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Dick Cheney's "Modest Proposal" to Round Up More Troops (Satire)

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Given that situation of a hard-up military trying to restock its tappable resources, I've come up with a handy-dandy solution. Here's my modest proposal: hire the handicapped, elderly, orphans, welfare recipients, convicted prisoners, illegal immigrants, etc. Advantages: low pay; we make 'heroes' of those usually not thought of that way; many of them will die early, so the various entitlement programs -- Social Security...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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