Skip to comments.Obama threatens veto of defense bill if military health care fees not increased
Posted on 06/30/2012 3:54:10 PM PDT by SkyPilotEdited on 06/30/2012 4:17:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
On Friday, the Obama Administration threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include increased health care fees for members of the military, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“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.
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I would have expected no less from a military-hating Kenyan who is pushing the country down the road to bankruptcy.
let him veto it see how fast they vote for Mitt!
And what happens with all our international “military obligations” when folks stop joining?
Meanwhile BHO has all kinds of radio commercials running to encourage even more people to sign up for the dole/food stamps etc.
Didn’t vote for Zero?
You’s gwansta PAY.
Meanwile, BHusseinO has all kinds of radio commercials running (really!) encouraging even more people to sign up for the dole/food stamps/ etc.
(can you believe it!?)
Obama is a disgrace to this country. PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICA He shows how much he hates the military every chance he gets. He and his administration need to go, and anyone else that backs his actions. My husband gave 28 years of his life so that this man could live in this wonderful country and now he is destroying it.
I hope the Republicans understand that this is a big win for them. Pass it, force Obama to veto it, TURN IT INTO A CAMPAIGN ISSUE.
What I find amusing is that while the USDA is encouraging food stamp usage, the Forest Service within the USDA is encouraging the public NOT to feed the wildlife in that it causes dependency and an inability for the animals to take care of themselves.....
What is interesting is that retired military shouldn’t be paying for healthcare at all. When we “signed up” that was part of the deal...free healthcare for life. That was changed some time ago and Tricare for life was introduced. So now we pay, not much, but we are already paying for something that was supposed to be part of our contract.
Don’t forget the free cell phones. Makes my blood boil.
Everyone who votes for this SOB is scum. Period.
Let him veto the Bill. He’s the one who’ll have to live with the repercussion.
A welfare queen or illegal can go to any hospital in the country and get FREE medical care. If obama gets his way, a veteran can have his legs and arms blown off in Afghanistan and go to those same hospitals and have to fork over bucks before he/she is even seen for care. “Excuse me doc...I don’t have any arms, so can you take my wallet out of my pocket and take what cash it takes for you to help me.”
Make him veto it and piss off another 15% of the voting population. Find some emergency funding to help the Military... GOD bless them.
Just wait a minute...there must be a mistake. Didn’t mooch-elle o many times spout about how much she and her worthless husband “love” and “support” the military and military families? Not so much, I guess.
Everyone who votes for this SOB is scum. Period.
Be fair. Some decent folks who are dead, comatose or institutionalized voted for him. It wasn’t their fault.
Obama is saying “bleep you, I don’t need your votes” both to the military & military retired. He doesn’t care; esteem for the military is beyond his scope of understanding.
One the one hand, a far fewer percentage of the population has any military experience, even serving just one enlistment. The number of veterans in the Congress has dropped from forty to four percent IIRC.
And yet..... I’m a Vietnam vet & I was privileged to reenter active service & retired only last year. What a difference between then & now, the public’s attitude toward our serving soldiers! Why is this so, when fewer citizens are themselves veterans?
My wife & I went into Whole Foods today. I was wearing my Vietnam Veteran cap and assuming that an organic food store is patronized mainly by liberals, expected a confrontation with one of several grayhaired ponytail guys present. Not even a dirty look & at the checkout just my cap gave me a military discount! How things have changed. Must be it’s the aging process.
Anyway, why didn’t Obama just wait until after the election to stick it to the military? Somethin’ don’t add up.
IGNORE HIM, let him veto it, another nail in his coffin.
In case you didn’t know:
Few years back some folks took this to court, and the court’s decision was the recruiters did not have the authority to promise free health care for life.
Yes, I’m ret mil.
First link I found: http://www.globalaging.org/elderrights/us/rejectveteran.htm
Boy think you just may be an answer from heaven for me---I am in an email confrontation with a liberal "friend" who just asked me why I think Obama hates the military. I would love to be able to link him to some reasons, but he caught me off guard, and afraid I need some help. BTW my husband was with the 116Th assault helicopter unit in Viet Nam.
I wonder if the person in the WH isn’t actually Belezabub, in a half white half black version of a human...I am so sick and tired of his and is legions stoking the fires of racism and jealousy over the goods of another, this income inequality as they call it. I am so angry at this man and our congress that does not have any spine. This is NOT the nation into which I was born and grew up and served for 30 years. Until thin nation gets back to it’s God given glory and values, until our Constitution is honored, my flag will remain furled. My beloved flag does not represent what this nation has been allowed to become.. WE THE PEOPLE have to change this and time to do it is short.
This is a bipartisan action. To durn many RINOS and fence straddlers and such.
VFW and AM Legion are up in arms over this. But it is not having any effect as of yet on either party.
There are places in the DOD budget to cut that would not effect the pay or benefits of the Troops or the over 65 retired Vets.
They are spending money like it is water to do stupid things at our Navy base in Millington, TN. And they do it every year, so they can ask for MORE money.
Last year they repaved the Commissary parking lot...didn’t need it, installed stuff like anchors as statues that were not needed.
This year lets see ugly huge speed bumps at the Exchange and Commissary where the speed limit is 5 mphs. They shut the main gate, where you get IDS, stickers for your car and passes for delivery trucks. Fairly new buildings too. Moved it all down to gate 2. Which has no guards on the weekend and you have to have a PIN number to get in...so the retirees have to use the back gate as it is the only one with a guard.
When we went from a training base to BUPERS we had 1 admiral...now we have 14. And the prices at the Exchange went out the roof. Commissary prices reflect the economy and are as expensive as the civvie grocery stores...which doubles your coupons up to .60 cents. I can shop Kroger’s cheaper than the Commissary now, plus I earn .10 cents off for gas if I spend a $100, .20 @ $200 and so on. Base gas is Citgo and higher than civvie stations.
TFL co-pays went up in Oct, we are facing a $200 deductible in 2013, and $300 in 2014 if this goes through..and over 65 retirees don’t get big raises in their COLAS IF they get one that is. Income is FIXED just like SS people’s are. Oh, and our Medicare is going up too.
Those who passed their EVALS this year are not going to be promoted...I read the Navy Times headlines each week. And 0 is going after the Mid Ranks to retire before they are career invested instead of going after the 30-40 year career invested and start promoting from the bottom up. And the older Brass do NOT do any training, that is the Mid Ranks job.
You are assuming this is a demorat action...the gop are just as much a part of wanting to gut the Military pay and benefits.
They are the most vile and evil force to ever scam their way into any office anywhere. They destroy the country in broad daylight and his poll numbers climb. Up is down, dark is light, sour is sweet... nothing is as it should be.
Better brace themselves as yes this is a bipartisan deal.
Why are ALL of you people surprised that our FIRST MUSLIM PRESIDENT hates the military?
Hussein Obama hates you, he hates the Constitution, he hates Christianity and like all Muzzies, he hates Israel.
Barry Hussein Obama has done all he can to weaken America and you fools still wonder who this clown is? Americans aren’t just fools, they are idiots. They let the Presstitutes do all their thinking for them instead of looking at the obvious Muslim traitor we have as President.
Hogs at the Medicaid trough get extra helping for excelling at consuming taxpayer dollars while those defending our country and our liberties have to endure a surcharge on their already meager wages.