There’s a couple of things that are just bugging the hell out of me today. It’s not the typical Dem/Libber BS that we have to fight every day and I feel it must be addressed, so here we go.
Panetta to recommend pay cut for military
Just days before he leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is recommending military pay be limited, effectively decreasing troop salaries next year.
Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a 1% increase in 2014. The Pentagon has calculated that the Labor Department’s 2014 Employment Cost Index is expected to be above 1% but wants to still cut back on pay because of “budget uncertainties,” a department official told CNN. In 2013, a 1.7% increase was approved, based on the index, which has been the basis for military pay for the last several years.
Three Pentagon officials have confirmed details of the plan to CNN. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have also agreed to Panetta’s proposed pay plan. Final approval for the pay would come from Congress in the form of the 2014 budget. SOURCE
And then there is this:
Obama to Cut Health Benefits for Active Duty, Retired Military
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to US officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The proposed increases in healthcare payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place. SOURCE
So, it appears that Obama and Panetta have figured out a dollar amount regarding what the life of a U.S. Soldier is worth and just what degree of insurance coverage our troops and their families need.
There is only one hope in this travesty; it has to get past the U.S. Congress first.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have stated on numerous occasions, Barack Obama does NOT have any respect for the United States Armed Forces, and I believe that this is proof!
Barack Obama sees the U.S. military as a tool to carry out HIS private orders and wishes, a force that Obama would use to crush the American people that would stand for what is Just and Right, the American people that would stand and defend the United States and our Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.
All members of the United States military took that oath, as have all Law Officers, and what Barack Obama doesn’t understand is this; the military will NOT stand and blindly follow ANY illegal orders, and by making these threats to cut military pay and benefits there will be even more that would not take illegal orders from Obama and Company.
There will always be that *fringe* segment that will take up arms against anyone that a person like Obama would order them to, but these people are the ones that would fire on their own family if they thought it would earn them a place in Obama’s heart.
Our military is once again on the chopping block America and I have insisted that at the very least, when *push comes to shove*, the military will stand WITH the American people.
The most anti-American President in the history of this nation had best pay attention: 1,100 Green Berets Signed for Protection of the 2nd Amendment, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.