Skip to comments.Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress
Posted on 12/12/2013 11:24:42 AM PST by Sleeping FreeperEdited on 12/12/2013 11:27:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Military retirees are outraged that Congress will start voting Thursday on a budget deal that trims military pensions, calling the move "an egregious breach of faith."
The Military Coalition, some 27 military groups, wrote to leaders in Congress and President Obama late Wednesday about their "strong objection" and "grave concern" over the budget deal.
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It’s a made up disorder.
no its not
What a lot of these retirees never seemed to understand is that when it comes to cutting, their retirements are "low hanging fruit" to politicians, especially ones like our commie CIC. It is very easy pickings. It will only get worse. Except for the lousy economy, which the kenyan muzzie liar claims is getting better, I really don't know how the military is able to recruit.
I don't want to see anyone's pension benefits decimated. Of course, the military is a special case, but we also need to be concerned about Social Security, Medicare, 401ks, and private and public pensions. We also need to be concerned about the fate of future generations and the sustainability of retirement systems. These need to be addressed in a spirit of fairness and a desire to advance the common good. It's depressing to see the young set against the old, the public against the private, and the civilian against the military. We're all in this together, and there shouldn't be any second class citizens.
My mother had it, and it sure didn't seem made up to me. I wish the best for both your husband and your sister.
I have a tremor, it's getting worse and affects my voice. The doc doesn't know what it is so he pronounced it a, "familial tremor". No one in my immediate or extended family has ever had it. Never mind, it's a familial tremor.
I think he thought he was consoling me by telling me that Katharine Hepburn had it too.
The article says 1%. I believe they must mean 1 percentage point? The article also says it would cost the average retiring E7 about $3700 a year. That must have been one hell of a COLA. This is just crappy journalism. The article raises more questions than it answers.
I agree, they should.
Pension reform needs to happen, but it needs to everywhere.
Just a moment...
Oh, I'm being told they won't.
Makes perfect sense fromthe gub point of view. Apparently, the “the only really constitutional spending is the military in defense of the country” concept is lost on critters who have been buying votes and pull with taxpayer funded entitlements for many decades (not to mention all those infrastructure projects).
Rendering unto caesar....then off to the dentist....grinding is getting bad.
Complaining to congress (this US government) for their betraying military retirees (as well as the rest of the people) is analogous of pointing out to Satan that he is evil. Serving themselves is a politician’s nature and what they are doing and allowing to be done to this country is proof that most in DC don’t even care about their own families.
thats why its called a medical PRACTICE
There numbers are way off for an E7 it will over time cost a substantial amount but it will effectively after taxes hold us at our current levels for years to come. In the mean time they plan to raise our insurance rates. Our pensions are earned in my case over 30 years of total service. Ryan went after us because we are an easy target and the Dims have been targeting us for years, especially Patty Murray. We make up less than one percent of the total population. We cost the military but it is the retirement we were promised for stay. Keep in mind that statically very few veterans make it to retirement, it is a hard life. I will not vote in 2014, I have heard the arguments, not voting is a vote for Dims, well look what voting got me! Maybe it is time the GOP stop treating vets and conservatives like the Dims react blacks.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
If Congress would stop spending fo things that it has no constitutional authority to tax and spend for, then it may be much easier for Congress to pay for its Section 8 obligations, obligations which include the military, including military pensions.
If the group is going to bitch about this then they ought to poll their membership and ask them to answer honestly how they voted in this last Presidential election cycle and who they voted for in their state level and local elections. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!
If they just say: “I did’nt vote for that” they can tell them that Yes, they did.
Exactly! WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION! The military defends the country for the leeches!
Not sure your point, yes some vets especially black ones voted for Obama, most did not. That group is historically conservative. There is no place in the GOP for conservatives.
Is Congress cutting its bennies and pensions? How about other perks and privileges?