Panetta to recommend pay cut for military

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

US Flag WavingJust 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.

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14 Responses to Panetta to recommend pay cut for military

  1. Gawfer says:

    Didn’t read your article yet as I’m posting this with my phone, but the first question that pops into my head is ‘why the fuck doesn’t this dickhead propose a pay cut for congress, (you know those who are enjoying the freedoms fought and died for), instead of those who are doing the fighting and dying’?

  2. minuteman26 says:

    Fred – Have already gone two yrs under Obama with no COLA added to my retirement pay. Costs are rising dramatically for Tricare also. Obama is trying to fundamentally change the military along with the country. He will load it up with muslims, queers and goons of his liking in hopes they will do his bidding. Somehow congress has to stop this as the military is being ruined. But then that is the goal of these Communists.

  3. There is nothing like being appreciated for your service from the Obama administration, he goes out of his way to say thank you for serving and and getting your legs blown to hell and back; there is no better way to say thank you for your service than reducing health benefits for the active duty and retired Military.

    Now how come those bags of shit cut their pay and their benefits and how about cutting his fat ass wife from touring the world in HER plane and sticking it to the American Tax payer, how about cutting his wife’s monthly $4500 clothing allowance for starters.

    How about kicking out the queen bitch Nancy Pelosi from her $18,750 per month San Francisco office. These fu&^king scumbags are a waste of human flesh, yet this is what people voted for…”voting has it’s consequences.”

  4. Hgpsurf says:

    He has no respect for our military and he has no respect for the United States of America! We have to remove him from office before he completely ruins this country. Impeachment is not an option unless we get a senate in 2 years that is not controlled by the Dems.”Hope” is becoming despair!

    The first cut should be to Michelle Obama’s staff. Cut it down to one. These two think they are royalty but they are just deluded trash.

  5. Katie says:

    Obama has forgotten the first rule of dictatorship: Keep the military happy. Between not feeding the troops in Afghanistan to this our “Glorious Leader” has angered the military to the breaking point. I wonder what it will take to put them over the edge.

    • Gawfer says:

      Helluva lot more than this, I’m afraid Katie. Our military swore an oath:

      “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

      As a vet, I still hold to the first part, but am convinced our President is the domestic enemy to the constitution, as was referred to here.

      Our men and women won’t soon waiver from the second part, simply because it is much easier to define. that’s my take anyway.

      • Katie says:

        I swore the same oath Gawfer. But oaths can be broken with the covenant with the oath taker is severed.

        • Gary says:

          I do not disagree, Katie. I just believe it will take a lot more of the same before a resonable sized faction separates its self from the main body of the Military.

      • BobF says:

        Obeying the orders of the president and officers is part of the oath but those orders have to be IAW regulations and the UCMJ. Military regulations are always subject to the UCMJ which is subject to the Constitution; the Constitution overrides all.

  6. Steve Dennis says:

    You are right, this shows us exactly how Obama feels about the military. I would suggest that if anyone should take a pay cut it should be the president and the Congress, that is what they would do if they were serious about solving the debt crisis, but they are not.

  7. “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!”

    Absolutely CORRECT!

    As far as Obama is concerned, the US military is worthy only as a social engineering instrument and not for its original purpose. He and Michelle look down upon anyone in the military with disdain in arrogance.

    Here’s why: he intimately knows and realizes that THEY know about SACRIFICE and that he himself has NO CONCEPT WHATSOEVER of that word.

    Soldiers embarrass him; they reflect the last vestige of America’s “COLONIALISM” and “world domination” — precisely what Mr Obama is there in DC to STOP.

    Finally: this is the BEST way to ensure that you DON’T have an American military in the future. What — after all — would be the point when your pay is scuttled, your benefits are scuttled, and you are DESPISED by your so-called CinC?

    BZ

  8. Bunkerville says:

    Obama would prefer no military, but as he said a civilian force more powerful and larger… something to that effect. Demoralization is the first order of business. Meanwhile,
    February 7, 2013

    The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest. A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

  9. LD Jackson says:

    I am fairly certain there is plenty of spending that should be cut in the Defense Department, but military pay shouldn’t be part of that. They are going about this in the wrong way, unless they are doing it on purpose. That could be the case.

  10. Top John says:

    The idiot bean counters often lose sight of the fact that our (military’s) long term benefits are one of the reasons that guys choose to stick around. Cutting those benefits will directly affect retention and, by extension, readiness. Looks like we’re heading back into the Carter years…I didn’t think anybody would screw it up that badly ever again, but here we go.

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