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Outrage: Obama Administration Targets Military for Pay Reductions
NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 09 May 2010 11:27 PM | By: Newsmax Wires

Posted on 05/10/2010 6:33:35 AM PDT by maddog55

President Barack Obama – who came to power with the help of government employee unions across the nation – and has lavished on them hundreds of billions in stimulus funds to keep them on federal, state and local payrolls with no strings attached – is moving to cut spending on salaries for military personnel.

This weekend the Washington Post headlined story, "Pentagon Asking Congress to Hold Back on Generous Increases in Troop Pay,”, disclosed that the Obama administration is “pleading” with Congress to give military personnel a much smaller increase in pay than proposed by lawmakers.

The Pentagon is arguing Congress has been simply too generous with troops over the last decade.

In fact, lawmakers have lavished so much money on troops, according to the Post, that service members are now better compensated than workers in the private sector with similar experience and education levels.

For example, the military brass claims that an average sergeant in the Army with four years of service and one dependent would receive $52,589 in annual compensation, according to the paper. This figure includes basic pay, housing and subsistence allowances, as well as tax benefits.

Meanwhile, a U.S. Postal letter carrier, with no supervisory or hazardous duty, makes approximately $80,000 a year when all benefits are factored in.

Critics of the Obama administration’s efforts to cut soldier’s pay say America’s security has been strengthened by higher pay rates, as qualified veterans are re-enlisting at record rates, reversing the problem the military witnessed just a few years ago.

"Any attempt to link rising military personnel costs with shrinking military readiness is total nonsense," said Thomas J. Tradewell Sr., who leads the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the largest and oldest major combat veterans' organization.

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1 posted on 05/10/2010 6:33:35 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: maddog55

Everyone who’s surprised, raise your hands.

Actually, I am sort of surprised—that it took them so long to show their true color.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 6:35:37 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: maddog55

Haha

Obama shows whom he likes more:

SEIU or our Troops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fat Gay Lesbian Radicals for the Supreme Court ?????????????

Guess you’ll never see his BC or see him impeached either !!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/10/2010 6:36:52 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: maddog55

Haha

Obama shows whom he likes more:

SEIU or our Troops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fat Gay Lesbian Radicals for the Supreme Court ?????????????

Guess you’ll never see his BC or see him impeached either !!!!!!!!!!!!


And then there’s this:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release June 1, 2009

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
- - - - - - -
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-LGBT-Pride-Month/

Amazing, don’t you think???

And your taxes are paying for the web site too !!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/10/2010 6:38:17 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: MizSterious

Mine isn’t raised. Just one more item checked off in his plan to destroy America and congress is not lifting a finger.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 6:38:29 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: maddog55; MizSterious

Actually, I’m glad that he’s taking steps which are likely to anger the military.


6 posted on 05/10/2010 6:38:52 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: maddog55
Veterans, family's of veterans, Israeli supporters, NASA supporters who voted for Obama should take a big bite out of the S*** Sandwich they made.
7 posted on 05/10/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT by AU72
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To: maddog55

And didn’t congress just get their raise?


8 posted on 05/10/2010 6:40:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MizSterious

The only surprise would be that he didn’t figure out a way to only reduce whitey’s pay.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 6:41:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: maddog55
In fact, lawmakers have lavished so much money on troops, according to the Post, that service members are now better compensated than workers in the private sector with similar experience and education levels.

Of course this doesn't mention...
(1) Private sector employees who are not getting shot at.
(2) Private sector employees who can quit their job before their tour of duty is up.
(3) Private sector employees who's daily commute doesn't involve Afghanistan.
(4) Private employees who don't have to spend six months to a year away from their families.

10 posted on 05/10/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: maddog55
In fact, lawmakers have lavished so much money on troops, according to the Post, that service members are now better compensated than workers in the private sector with similar experience and education levels.

The private-sector folks aren't available for duty 24/7, and they DON'T GET SHOT AT!

Unless Obama considers gangbangers to be "private sector", and then he's wrong about the money...

11 posted on 05/10/2010 6:42:03 AM PDT by MortMan (What is another word for thesaurus?)
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To: maddog55
The Gov't is wasteful as it is. At least $2.3 Trillion is unaccounted for by DoD.

Implying we are gonna save money pay cutting pay to service members is crazy.

12 posted on 05/10/2010 6:42:40 AM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: maddog55

WHOA!

Never saw that commin’!


13 posted on 05/10/2010 6:43:51 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: maddog55
Outrage: Obama Administration Targets Military for Pay Reductions>

The reason: Easy pickings. The military has no real way to protest or fight back. Even their ballots in recent elections have been cast aside or not counted. Their only recourse is to leave the military.

14 posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:06 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: maddog55

All I can say is, sick, sick, sick....along with shame, shame, shame! To think that members of congress voted themselves a pay raise of almost $5,000 plus enormous benefits for working less than 4 days per week on average, while our military heros are on duty 24/7, expose themselves to life threatening situations are possibly denied a pay raise.....where is the justice in this??? If there are any moral congress people left in our government they should be knocking on the WH doors, telling Obama to forget it that it is not going to happen and not to mention it again. Think this will tell us the caliber of our elected officials like nothing else will!


15 posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:25 AM PDT by NBCforSure (!!)
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To: maddog55

Some Minnesota National Guard troops recently got their promised bonus for extended service in Iraq were shocked to learn that more than 40% of their bonus was eaten up in taxes. Efforts were made in the Minnesota Legislature to rescind state income tax on this bonus pay, but the IRS would not be deprived of their whack. Why doesn’t Congress just exempt military pay received in combat from federal income tax?


16 posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:53 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money'" M. Thatcher)
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To: maddog55

OUT RAGE IS A MILD WORD to describe what I feel when I read that our Military who risk their lives to keep us FREE are being SHORTED in any way. FIXING your command structure dosn’t require CUTTING the enlisted men and women’s pay! And health care is part of paying them BELOW civilian job pay rates!


17 posted on 05/10/2010 6:47:15 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AU72

“Veterans, family’s of veterans, Israeli supporters, NASA supporters who voted for Obama should take a big bite out of the S*** Sandwich they made.”

Couldn’t agree more! So many act like Obama’s radical left agenda is a big surprise. Would have taken about 1 hour of research to find out different. For those that brought this on themselves through stupidity, I delight in their misery.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 6:47:42 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: maddog55

$80K a year to deliver mail? $52K a year to dodge bullets and “be all you can be”? Does anyone see anything wrong with this? Except that maybe the mail carriers belong to a union... Time for change alright. Time for the total transformation of government back to reality and fiscal responsibility.


19 posted on 05/10/2010 6:47:48 AM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: MizSterious

There are dozens of SOCIAL programs that could be cut, before cutting the Military! But that is the dems MO, cut the most importat first so you will beg for tax INCREASES to pay for them.


20 posted on 05/10/2010 6:49:49 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: maddog55

Punishment for refusing to end DADT


21 posted on 05/10/2010 6:50:31 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: MrB
"The only surprise would be that he didn’t figure out a way to only reduce whitey’s pay."

Believe me, every one of his proposals is geared towards that outcome.

22 posted on 05/10/2010 6:51:47 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: davisfh

His only weapon is the tax. He can tax us until we lose our property. He can tax industries until America ceases to operate as a nation.

It stops when armed men and women say ENOUGH!


23 posted on 05/10/2010 6:52:35 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: davisfh

Here’s more to anger the retired Military.

This is in a 2008 DOD BILL, these are NOT small NEW fees. Nearly $7,000 per couple. NO COLA raises for 3-4 years just like seniors on SS. I can’t get an answer out of my commie US Rep. if this has been REPEALED or not. Even my GOP Senator TFL person doesn’t return my phone calls. Be sure to copy and pass on!

With the Cut & Gut to Medicare, and the Cut in reimbursement for TFL the retired over 65 Military is getting tripled whammied. And will have a hard time finding a primary care doctor to take them.

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

Option 96 pg 187 ( I corrected the page error)

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

Impact of Medicare Reimbursement Rate Decrease on TRICARE
http://www.tricare.mil

On March 3, Congress passed emergency legislation delaying the 21.2 percent decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates for an additional 30 days. The TRICARE Management Activity greatly appreciates Congress’ swift action as it allowed more time to fully evaluate the impact the decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates will have on the TRICARE program.

Whatever the outcome, TRICARE will take at least 30 days to fully understand the impact on TRICARE and take appropriate action. While federal law requires TRICARE reimbursement rates to be equal to Medicare rates to the extent practical, the law does permit TRICARE to make exceptions to ensure an adequate network of providers or to eliminate a situation of severely impaired access to care.

More information about this legislation and its impact on TRICARE will be posted on the TRICARE.mil website as soon as it becomes available.

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases (same article)
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DOD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010 6:13:53 PM · 16 of 23
GailA to Alas Babylon!

This is in a 2008 DOD BILL, these are NOT small NEW fees. Nearly $7,000 per couple. NO COLA raises for 3-4 years just like seniors on SS. I can’t get an answer out of my commie US Rep. if this has been REPEALED or not. Even my GOP Senator TFL person doesn’t return my phone calls. Be sure to copy and pass on!

With the Cut & Gut to Medicare, and the Cut in reimbursement for TFL the retired over 65 Military is getting tripled whammied. And will have a hard time finding a primary care doctor to take them.

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

Option 96 pg 187 ( I corrected the page error)

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

Impact of Medicare Reimbursement Rate Decrease on TRICARE
http://www.tricare.mil

On March 3, Congress passed emergency legislation delaying the 21.2 percent decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates for an additional 30 days. The TRICARE Management Activity greatly appreciates Congress’ swift action as it allowed more time to fully evaluate the impact the decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates will have on the TRICARE program.

Whatever the outcome, TRICARE will take at least 30 days to fully understand the impact on TRICARE and take appropriate action. While federal law requires TRICARE reimbursement rates to be equal to Medicare rates to the extent practical, the law does permit TRICARE to make exceptions to ensure an adequate network of providers or to eliminate a situation of severely impaired access to care.

More information about this legislation and its impact on TRICARE will be posted on the TRICARE.mil website as soon as it becomes available.

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases (same article)
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w/

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DOD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.


24 posted on 05/10/2010 6:53:04 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: MizSterious

Not at all surprised, and I think an end to pay raises is justified—— almost as justified as actual decreases in all fed pay and benefits. Any young person without a trust fund or some other extraordinary advantage is foolish for not doing a 3 year stint in the military with the benefits and college aid that comes from it. There is no comparison to the benefits they can get in the private sector coming right out of high school, especially now. We can’t afford it and it isn’t necessary.


25 posted on 05/10/2010 6:53:25 AM PDT by metalcor
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To: metalcor
Any young person without a trust fund or some other extraordinary advantage is foolish for not doing a 3 year stint in the military with the benefits and college aid that comes from it

Really? What about kids that just work hard...and have parents that work hard..and get their kids thru college.

Or are you saying that having two parents that work hard..and kids that work while going to college is extraordinary?

Ah...maybe that's it!!

26 posted on 05/10/2010 6:58:10 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Pietro

I just talked to someone yesterday that was told that Wells Fargo “has a high denial rate for mortgage adjustments for your demographic group”. ie, white guys.


27 posted on 05/10/2010 6:58:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: maddog55

I see no problem with this if the cut is above captain.


28 posted on 05/10/2010 7:00:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The military has no real way to protest or fight back

Um...I question that last part...

29 posted on 05/10/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT by RockinRight (Congress and the President can (and should) be replaced. America can't.)
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To: MizSterious

I’m surprised that “the Pentagon” has announced that military troops are overpaid.

I believe that is a first.

The next first we need to see is Bob Gates and his staff personally picking up rifles and deploying


30 posted on 05/10/2010 7:03:43 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: RockinRight

Well, other than a mutiny.


31 posted on 05/10/2010 7:04:04 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: maddog55

The Kenyan Clown intends to destroy our military.


32 posted on 05/10/2010 7:06:01 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: from occupied ga

oh sure, first they come for the officers

then they come for you


33 posted on 05/10/2010 7:06:06 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

I have read Larry Sinclair's book. I am not surprised by the proclamation.

34 posted on 05/10/2010 7:06:37 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: maddog55

Cut military pay raises and restore ACORN funding...priorities.... priorities.


35 posted on 05/10/2010 7:10:06 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: The Great RJ

“Some Minnesota National Guard troops recently got their promised bonus for extended service in Iraq were shocked to learn that more than 40% of their bonus was eaten up in taxes.”

If it was for actual “service in Iraq”, it would almost certainly be Title 10 money, which WOULD ordinarily be exempt. However, such money isn’t normally considered “bonus” money, but rather pay earned while serving in a combat zone.

Based solely on the above, my suspicion is that the money came from the State of Minnesota in their State Guard status or under Title 32, which means it’s not covered under the combat zone exemption.

Colonel, USAFR


36 posted on 05/10/2010 7:11:21 AM PDT by jagusafr (Don't make deals with pirates)
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To: RockinRight

It’s an all-volunteer miltary

maybe it’s time for a lot of them to look at what is happening to retirees and veterans, what the full faith and credit of the US govt is worth, and how “the military takes care of its own” after you retire

what we are accomplishing with their blood and lives in SWA, Africa, Korea and elsewhere since obama was installed

then get back into civilian life while they are still young enough to become self sufficient for the storm ahead


37 posted on 05/10/2010 7:12:15 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf
Possibly, but it seems that the pay differential is pretty disproportionate these days as you go up the line. Besides, Lieutenants and Captains are officers.
38 posted on 05/10/2010 7:16:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Palter
""Pentagon Asking Congress to Hold Back on Generous Increases in Troop Pay,”

This IS NOT cutting pay.

39 posted on 05/10/2010 7:19:18 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies - Obongo must go!)
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To: maddog55; All
Let's do more than cluck-cluck

Let's call, FAX, email our reps TODAY - and tomorrow - and weds - etc etc

40 posted on 05/10/2010 7:25:23 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: MrB
Reparations disguised as wealth redistribution aka health care reform,bailouts,cap & trade.
41 posted on 05/10/2010 7:27:14 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: maddog55
This is the same guy who signed an executive order that pretty much requires hiring union labor for all Federal projects. So we can afford that but we can't afford to give a raise to our men and women risking their lives for our country?

Some President. But then, who is more likely to vote for him?

42 posted on 05/10/2010 7:28:35 AM PDT by RonF
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To: bgill

Just one more item checked off in his plan to destroy America and congress is not lifting a finger.


right. No outrage or shouting or MSM on our side ..........

again

ever


maybe we can get an oligarch to support us after he buys Newstinks... and all the papers in Britain.

Wonder why he wants them?


43 posted on 05/10/2010 7:30:26 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

>For Immediate Release June 1, 2009
>
>LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009

No, not my birth-month! FUBO!


44 posted on 05/10/2010 7:33:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Even their ballots in recent elections have been cast aside or not counted.


As in 2000 and 2004???

Any lawyers already standing by to disallow on any possible technical grounds no matter how small, no matter how ridiculous???

Did you read of the Dem Lawyers coming out of the room after getting 800 military ballots in Florida disallowed???????????

and the Republican lawyers asked them how they could smile and laugh after getting so many military service men’s and women’s voting ballots disallowed

and the Dems laughingly answered

“Hey, a wins a win!!!”

I’ved lived amoung these people. They say much worse when they think no one is listening or recording.

They are despicable excuses for human beings.........

It will only get worse.


45 posted on 05/10/2010 7:36:40 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Palter

>The Gov’t is wasteful as it is. At least $2.3 Trillion is unaccounted for by DoD.
>
>Implying we are gonna save money pay cutting pay to service members is crazy.

You know, maybe we could float the idea that the government could save money by cutting back on food-portions and mail-service for our deployed troops.

{Hackworth, in ne of his books, mentions there are three things that are CRITICAL to keeping troops content; guess what they are.}


46 posted on 05/10/2010 7:39:01 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

>> Outrage: Obama Administration Targets Military for Pay Reductions
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>The reason: Easy pickings. The military has no real way to protest or fight back. Even their ballots in recent elections have been cast aside or not counted. Their only recourse is to leave the military.

Which is what I did.


47 posted on 05/10/2010 7:40:17 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: maddog55
Meanwhile, the little messiah is handing districts in Afghanistan back to the Taliban - complete with firebases intact - the better for them to what kind of defenses we use -

and oh, yes, complete with ammo, missiles, rockets, thousands of gallons of gas....

the districts that are now the new ‘tip of the spear’ are already seeing losses - and I'd like someone to investigate where the ammo came from.

And the news story yesterday? “The Taliban are gaining in strength and better weapons” ans a photo with a Taliban having a rocket on his should sure looked a lot more advanced than what they had been using. Ours?

When we, in compliance with the new ‘strategy’, pulled out of the Korengal Valley 3 weeks ago - a place where the hardest of fighting for the past 5 years has been, ALWAYA undermanned, under equipped, short rations, often had to be re-hydrated with SHOTS for lack of water, incurring the highest losses -

THIS is the propaganda from the WH/DOD

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4152379/pulling-out-of-valley-of-death

Now see the TRUTH - bad enough they were made to pull out - but they were made to make a deal with the Taliban - didn't hear about this? Big surprise NOT. The deal: If you let us pull out without firing on us we'll leave you the 5000 gallons of gas, the structures - oh, and ammo, rockets , missiles...” Instead of We're pulling out - one shot from you and the valley will become a gravel pit. Understood?”

wanna cite me ANY time in history such a deal was made? Along with the new ROE that denies our troops to shoot until shot at (letting the tallies get up close and personal) and not allowed to shoot at all is there is ANY possibility of civilians in the area, and being denied air cover if pinned down and getting killed...
Who's side is the CIC/DOD on?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=125_1271693179

Everyone of those bullets, rockets, missiles that will now be used against our troops - are fired by obama. But will America know? Will America care. (Don't miss Idol of Dancing with the Stars!)

the Taliban have a friend in the WH

48 posted on 05/10/2010 7:41:15 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: The Great RJ

>Why doesn’t Congress just exempt military pay received in combat from federal income tax?

It’s supposed to be.
After I was deployed I got all the taxes on combat-zone pay returned. {It is another scam by the Government though, amounting, roughly, to interest-free loans.}


49 posted on 05/10/2010 7:43:27 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: thethirddegree
It just goes on and on ... "The Muslim Call to Prayer is one of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth" - said Barack Obama to the New York Times (later scrubbed from the web!!!) Allah is greater than any description 
I testify that there is no deity except for Allah 
I testify that Muhammad is a Messenger of Allah 
Make haste towards the prayer 
Make haste towards the worship 
Prayer is better than sleep 
Allah is the greatest! 
There is no deity except for Allah
50 posted on 05/10/2010 7:43:36 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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