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Obama to Soldiers: Pay Up
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Posted on 06/29/2012 12:02:46 PM PDT by sunmars

The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.

“The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation,” the White House wrote in an official policy statement expressing opposition to the bill, which the House approved in May.

President Obama’s most recent budget proposal includes billions of dollars in higher fees for members of TRICARE, the military health care system, and is part of the administration’s plan to cut nearly $500 billion from the Pentagon’s budget.

Some fear the administration’s proposal is an effort to increase enrollment in the state-run insurance exchanges mandated under the president’s controversial health care law.

The administration urged the House to “reconsider” to fee increase, arguing they are “essential for DOD to successfully address rising personnel costs.”

The House bill has significant bipartisan support, and easily passed by a margin of 299 to 120.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhofascism; democrats; healthcare; military; obama; obamacare; obamacaredecision; obamacaremilitary; obamatruthfile; tricare
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As usual, Obama does not give a damn about the military. Its all about his health bill.
1 posted on 06/29/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

call his bluff.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

Detain Eric Holder.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 12:05:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sunmars

This reads to me that there won’t be any military vote in November. Lots of tricks are going to be played.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: sunmars
Reposted from another relevant thread:

Yesterday, we were told HERE that Tricare was NOT going to be impacted by ObamaTAX.

Could it be that our masters (gasp) LIED to us?!?

5 posted on 06/29/2012 12:25:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: sunmars

Yet another breach of faith against people who swore to defend this country with their lives. It is shameless and outrageous!


6 posted on 06/29/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: rockinqsranch
Lots of tricks are going to be played.

Every trick in the book, and hundreds more that aren't. Modeled after the last Kenyan Election.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: sunmars

What a niggardly move against the brave folks who earn so little and give so very much to protect this country. Let’s put this SOB on the unemployment rolls in November! sd


8 posted on 06/29/2012 12:44:09 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: sunmars

Shut the f**k up and pay your taxes.

Tired of you little people being so uppity.

/sarc(?????????????????????????????)


9 posted on 06/29/2012 12:49:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: sunmars

The military is going to enjoy dragging his ass off in shackles when he refuses to leave the WH upon his election loss.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: shotdog

LOL..by the most niggardly bastard I know.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: sunmars

But I thought Barack and Michelle were the military’s best buddies!

Don’t pay attention to what the Obama Administration says, pay attention to what it does.


12 posted on 06/29/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: crosshairs

I can’t tell you how much I look forward to Obama losing a second term and then watching Obama and Michelle leave the WH.

No more fancy vacations, Michelle! It will all be on your dime now!

I think this will irritate Obama more than we can imagine.

And take those darn teleprompters with you, Obama!! No more pause, pause, pause, turn head, turn head, turn head. gack!

I hope the next President doesn’t do this teleprompter chit!


13 posted on 06/29/2012 1:10:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: sunmars

This is also aimed at us retirees who gave their all and then were promised a lifetime of “free” on base medical care...Many TEA party activists are/were military retirees.

My Tricare is a very good deal and I’m glad for it, even though as I re-upped each time I was assured I would have free medical...

If my country needs it, I will even forgo it if it helps and they have no money, but Obama is the same clown giving out free cell phones to lazabouts and welfare ne’er do wells??? Cut that crap first.

God in Heaven, bring November soon!


14 posted on 06/29/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: sunmars
There is no buts about it. That arrogant pos must go.

November 6 can not come soon enough

15 posted on 06/29/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: sunmars

16 posted on 06/29/2012 1:28:51 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Old Sarge
Could it be that our masters (gasp) LIED to us?!?

I've talked to a lot of retired military and those under TRICARE - some who voted for 0 bummer, and they are so ready to hit the voting booth for Mitt.

17 posted on 06/29/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: sunmars
I have Tricare for Life, and have always gotten my prescriptions filled at Walgreen's for minimal costs (my late husband was an officer in the USMC for 28 years.)

Walgreen's no longer accepts Tricare, because they do not get reimbursed by this Administration. So, I had to move my prescriptions elsewhere.

Why would this Administration take the money from our troops and their spouses, and troop retirees and spouses? Here is one answer:

Federal Employees owe 3.4 BILLION dollars in back taxes!

So - take it from those who have laid down their lives for our freedom, to give it to the 'entitled' and Government employees!

18 posted on 06/29/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Arrowhead1952

The Bride is ready to slit throats. She and the girls are all under Tricare Prime. Just wait until she gets a load of what’s coming for Taxmageddon.


19 posted on 06/29/2012 1:42:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: sunmars

Now watch for Obama and his minions to pull some sh*tty trick to prevent the military from voting in November.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 1:43:47 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: sunmars
Surely this means every public servant at every level of the Executive Branch will soon be required to pay their FAIR SHARE of health insurance premiums, as well. Right? </sarcasm>
21 posted on 06/29/2012 1:46:17 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: yorkie

doesn’t Tricare have a mail order pharma option?

I find that so much easier for all my chronic long term meds.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: MeganC

Re: Now watch for Obama and his minions to pull some sh*tty trick to prevent the military from voting in November.

When I was in Iraq in 2004 I requested an absentee ballot and I am still waiting for it.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 1:56:38 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: nascarnation
"doesn’t Tricare have a mail order pharma option?"

Yes, they do offer mail order - and I may have to resort to that. I just prefer one on one with my pharmacist.

The point I wanted to make, was that this Administration is no longer honoring the troops with what has been promised (and honored) for many years.

24 posted on 06/29/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Sadly the country is broke.
But don’t worry, the Death Panels are probably going to fix the Social Security and Medicare funding problem.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Old Sarge

We just signed up for Tricare Prime a few weeks ago. I know several retired O5 - O7 and retired SR enlisted who now despise this a hole. Some even voted for him in ‘08.


26 posted on 06/29/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: yorkie
Bless your heart--and your late husband's!

I think the figures you cited need to go right into a Romeny ad--along with a blurb about how many times the heads of the SEIU visited the White House.

It just underlines the arrogance if those who support Obama, and the disdain they have for the REPUBLIC our Founding Fathers fought to uphold, and those who are "naive" enough to believe it still stands for something besides "gimmee"!

27 posted on 06/29/2012 2:08:40 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“This reads to me that there won’t be any military vote in November.”

Many if not most big states find a way to not count the military absentee vote. Not counting that vote is standard.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 2:11:31 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: newgeezer

I entered into the Federal Service after four years of active duty in Sep 1964. I retired in Jul 1997. I have paid insurance preniums every pay period since then. Even today, I’m paying $300 a month for the federal BC/BS and another $100 a month for Medicare. And I am NOT complaining.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 2:13:08 PM PDT by Ax
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To: popdonnelly

Exactly - during the last (threatened) shutdown, only essential government personnel were going to get paid. This did not include the military.

Not Essential?

That’s how they were treated in the old Soviet Union, not the good old U. S. of A.!!! Oh, wait...I guess that’s the answer, huh?


30 posted on 06/29/2012 2:13:35 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: yorkie

Yup, you got it!

You don’t have a Wal-Mart there, do you Yorkie? They’re having no problem accepting our TriCare prescriptions.

Have you looked into the mail-order program for TriCare prescriptions? My boss uses that and is pleased. And that’s with a military pharmacy less than 10 miles away.


31 posted on 06/29/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

but Obama is the same clown giving out free cell phones to lazabouts and welfare ne’er do wells??? Cut that crap first.


Exactly. I’m retired AF and I’m the first to admit that Tricare is a relatively good deal. Could be willing to pay more in fees, but don’t understand why people who have done squat for this country get free stuff. Especially illegals. That should be the FIRST thing to go.


32 posted on 06/29/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: HiJinx

Hi, Jinx! Haven’t seen you for ages!

No - Walmart is in Cottonwood, and I’m still not able to drive very far - so it is out of the question. I may be asking you for the address for Tricare prescriptions.

I used to drive to Luke AFB - once a month or so, to the PX for groceries. (Saved a good third off my monthly bill!) Of course that is out of the question, now - but maybe next year.

But, if “O” gets re-elected, he will no doubt raise the prices on all the Bases. (Gotta stick it to the Troops, don’cha know?)


33 posted on 06/29/2012 2:31:47 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Ax
Working 20 years as a civil servant unless it was in a prison or Federal Law Enforcement is not the same as active duty. We had a contract and promises were made. For the record, I pay out more per month than you do, and when I am eligible for medicaid, I lose coverage, I do not have BC/BS to fall back on. TRICARE for Life is on the chopping block now. Did they force you to run a CFT or a PFT when you were 50 years old? Did you have quarterly body fat measurements? As a civil service did you do 5 - 10 mile hikes well into your 40s? We all make our choices, you made yours so it is well you are NOT complain. Stop trying to compare apples and oranges, most of the Marines retiring this year have done 5 combat tours in the last 10 years, what were you doing during that time. If you did all the same things required of a service member, I stand corrected.
34 posted on 06/29/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: shotdog

Not just the PPOS his self but his whole damn party! What an incredible bunch of crap our liberal universities and government schools have produced! Rid this country of ALL RAT vermin. Now!


35 posted on 06/29/2012 2:53:42 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Old Sarge

Easily solved if the military would simply swear an oath to obey Obama rather than defend the constitution.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 2:56:33 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: OldGoatCPO
Working 20 years as a civil servant unless it was in a prison or Federal Law Enforcement is not the same as active duty.

There's something very, very wrong there.

37 posted on 06/29/2012 2:58:25 PM 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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I guess he didn’t get the memo that the Joint Chiefs and the CIA have been running this country since Ike. JFK tried to buck the status quo when he hit on the 3rd rail of the federal reserve and his “secret societies” speach”.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 3:00:44 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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I guess he didn’t get the memo that the Joint Chiefs and the CIA have been running this country since Ike. JFK tried to buck the status quo when he hit on the 3rd rail of the federal reserve and his “secret societies” speech”.


39 posted on 06/29/2012 3:01:54 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: rhubarbk

This is a project of Augean proportions, but it is a project which needs to be undertaken with vigor. Unless we put these bastards on the street in November, we, as a republic, are toast. Burnt toast. Burnt. Carbon. Ash. sd


40 posted on 06/29/2012 3:03:01 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Secret Service Uniformed personnel, Border Patrol, Force Protective Services are Fed law enforcement officers, and there are Fed Prison guards, they have different retirement options then say a clerk at HHS. I am guessing that would include the Capital Police as well. We’ve had uniformed Federal Law Enforcement types for a very long time, what do you find wrong with that?


41 posted on 06/29/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: OldGoatCPO
That military forces have a completely different mindset than any civil officers: kill or subdue the enemy.
Or rather, that was a difference. Looking at LEOs today I'm not sure that's really a difference: the enemy is us.
42 posted on 06/29/2012 3:17:45 PM 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: yorkie

I’ll rumage through my stuff at home and see what I can find about the mail-order option.

I can e-mail it, if I can find it.


43 posted on 06/29/2012 3:20:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sunmars. And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say, gosh, what a huge surprise.
...threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military...

44 posted on 06/29/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: seanmerc

C’mon, he doesn’t give a sh*t about the military, never has.
He and the Mooch can have as many photo-ops with troopers in the back ground as they want but we know who they really are...


45 posted on 06/29/2012 4:04:39 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Alas Babylon!

Excuse me but why, in God’s name, would you even contemplate giving up a promised benefit that makes up for all the lost earning power, home security, family stability and the like if the idiots who run the country need your benefit to pull themselves out of a whole they dug giving food stamps, handouts to greenieacs, and the like.
Sorry but anyone who has sacrificed themselves, their family and their earning power for their country deserves to be at the head of the line....


46 posted on 06/29/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: OldGoatCPO

It was 33 years, not 20. I managed to stay in pretty good condition during a lot of those years. I ran with a lot of Marine embassy guards in Latin America. My buddy and I, ate age 44, did all the Marine PFT requirements except for the pullups. I ran with the Marines in Havana for four years. Now, at nearly 70, I’m suffering from heart failure among other issues.


47 posted on 06/29/2012 4:50:39 PM PDT by Ax
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL! That’s really what Democrats are.. Magicians. They specialize in deceit; Saul Alinsky.


48 posted on 06/29/2012 4:53:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sunmars

Ping for later


49 posted on 06/29/2012 5:53:08 PM PDT by killermedic (Git some, baby)
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To: sunmars

Good grief.

God bless our military troops.

Not penalize them.

Obama sure has it backwards.


50 posted on 06/29/2012 5:56:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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