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MILITARY UPDATE: Commissaries safe; 1 percent pay cap, RX co-pays likely
Sierra Vista Herald ^

Posted on 05/31/2014 6:56:14 AM PDT by SandRat

In shaping a 2015 defense authorization bill, Congress has decided to protect the prized commissary benefit from the most worrisome budget threat to base grocery stores in decades.

But military personnel are not likely to escape other key compensation curbs to include a second consecutive annual pay raise cap in January of 1 percent versus 1.8 percent needed to match private sector wage growth.

Also, a million recipients of Basic Allowance for Housing are likely to see BAH increases dampened for the next three years until rates, on average, cover 95 percent of local rental costs versus 100 percent today.

(Excerpt) Read more at svherald.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: commissaries; copays; rx

1 posted on 05/31/2014 6:56:14 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat; SkyPilot; Doogle; unkus; vette6387

Meanwhile the Regime and Congress party on as all Elitists do. We have a Royal political class in this country who must be voted out.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Like Louis XIV and Marry Antoinette


3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:09:56 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

There is no inflation of course. right

BAH hardly begins to cover things. Move every three years and pay all your own real estate costs, see how that comes out for you. Rent every three years and see what you get.

All the troops will need to be on food stamps before 2016 but that probably won’t be allowed for some reason or other.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ExTexasRedhead

And what is the federal pay raise this year 3.8% or something like that?


5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:15:40 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SandRat

Any cuts to the amount we’re paying illegal alien baby factories to reproduce?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:17:26 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Nope!!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

I wonder if it would be cheaper to just give all military personnel a Costco card, (or BJ’s or Sams Club), whichever is closer to the employee.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:52:44 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Sequoyah101
Move every three years and pay all your own real estate costs, see how that comes out for you. Rent every three years and see what you get.

I'm packing up to PCS right now. I'm going to a 9 month course at Fort Leavenworth, and have no idea where I'll be living next year. So with all the ass pain involved in moving, I have to do it AGAIN in under a year.

9 posted on 05/31/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: sportutegrl

For the Military and Retiree’s at Fort Huachuca AZ it would be an 80 mile, 1½ hour trip each way.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:35 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

There are grocery stores in Sierra Vista, and Fry’s competes reasonably well with the Commissary in Tucson. It would be more of a challenge at Edwards AFB, and worse at Ft Irwin...


11 posted on 05/31/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I sooooo miss America!)
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12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:58:18 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SandRat

Whay are Military pay raises pegged to the private sector? The private sector has for years been gaining at a much slower pace than the “public” sector. There was once a time that i was vehemently opposed to military union. But now it may be their only hope. I never thought I would say anything like that.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: SandRat

Is the Pentagon the only bureaucracy engaged in cost cutting??


14 posted on 05/31/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

Seems to be.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 12:58:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
What if we cannot vote them out because of election fraud? Unelected Federal Judges are ruling every day now that a voter ID is “Unconstitutional.” Now what do Americans do? What options do they have?
16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:11:14 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SandRat

Inflation since Obama has been in office has been tremendous. The media have been demonically successful in covering up the truth. Since 2008, prices for gas, food, rent, medical insurance, dental insurance, clothing, etc have gone up by 40, 50, even 200%.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SandRat

Anyone who has access to the article, what was said about prescription co-pays?


18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:57:21 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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