Skip to comments.MILITARY UPDATE: Commissaries safe; 1 percent pay cap, RX co-pays likely
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 ...
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.
Like Louis XIV and Marry Antoinette
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.
And what is the federal pay raise this year 3.8% or something like that?
Any cuts to the amount we’re paying illegal alien baby factories to reproduce?
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.
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.
For the Military and Retiree’s at Fort Huachuca AZ it would be an 80 mile, 1½ hour trip each way.
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...
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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.
Is the Pentagon the only bureaucracy engaged in cost cutting??
Seems to be.
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%.
Anyone who has access to the article, what was said about prescription co-pays?