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SOROS THINK TANK RECOMMENDS BIG CUTS TO MILITARY BENEFITS
Godlike Productions ^ | 4 Nov 12 | Rick Maze

Posted on 11/04/2012 3:32:24 PM PST by SkyPilot

A new report by a liberal-leaning think tank recommends a dramatic overhaul of military pay, retirement and health care benefits as part of a $1 trillion cut in defense spending over 10 years.

The Center for American Progress calls for capping pay raises, eliminating military health benefits for many retirees who are covered by an employer-provided plan, and reducing the value of military retired pay as well as making retirees wait until age 60 to start receiving it.

Recommendations are included in a report, Rebalancing Our National Security, released Oct. 31 by the progressive think tank and advocacy group. The report opposes across-the-board cuts in defense spending that could occur beginning in January under sequestration but still calls for major reductions in defense spending.

Capping pay raises, the report says, could save $16.5 billion over the next five years. Reducing retiree health care benefits, through a combination of restricting care and raising fees, could save $15 billion a year. Reforming military retired pay could save, in the short term, up to $13 billion a year, and over time could save up to $70 billion a year off the current plan.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: healthcare; military; obama; soros
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I am simply amazed by the scope of Evil that is present. Americans who vote for Obama are simply Evil themselves. There is no other word to describe it.

I know many people here have Christian reservations about Romney. You do as your soul bids. But in this election, I firmly believe that God will hold us accountable for our choice.

Yes, Romney is a Mormon. But he is the man that I (and the Rev Billy Graham) will be voting for.

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1 posted on 11/04/2012 3:32:24 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I recommend we cut Soros...take away his freaking visa.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 3:34:40 PM PST by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..,)
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To: Shady

I think we should cause a run on Soros assets and grab his accounts. Seems to me he could cough up a lot of assets, oil leases, gold, currency, land, business interests.

Let’s spread the wealth.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SkyPilot
Our Military retirees deserve every cent they get in retirement and other benefits. They put their lives on the line when they signed on, and many have paid with their blood and even with their lives.

Cut out the useless social programs that are sucking the life out of our economy. Cut Defense costs? Prepare to speak the language of our eventual conquerors!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 11/04/2012 3:42:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyPilot

On a related note, the Jim Beam sponsored drink ‘n’ think tank verum ago has recommended George Soros kill himself and leave his assets to military charities.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 3:43:01 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Shady

Soros recommend Bejing and Moscow reach power-sharing agreement to run U.S. dictatorship.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 3:43:24 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Shady

His tentacles are so deeply embedded in American government that we’ll never be free of the SOB without burning DC to the ground.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 3:43:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Shady

Seems to me one of Congress’ first actions should be to seize the property of any resident Nazis ~ then take ‘em out and hang ‘em.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 3:44:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: combat_boots

Unfortunately I fear that only you and a handful of FReepers even begin to comprehend his reach and influence in America.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 3:47:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SkyPilot

Old George and his buddies can make all the recommendations they want when they’re swinging from that rope after the tribunal finds them guilty of Crimes Against Humanity. Soros is making money by having Obama start wars in the Middle East. Read Aaron Klein’s story in WND. Best be making your peace George. Why don’t you give us your neck size so the tribunal can save some time. Filthy, stinking Nazi grifter.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 3:53:27 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek

Bug: Your proposal is acceptable. </Men in Black>


11 posted on 11/04/2012 3:58:24 PM PST by null and void (Day 1384 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: null and void
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12 posted on 11/04/2012 4:00:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

You and I, CC, we tag team the crap out of Soros info. Now, if people in power would act with integrity and moral courage, we could strip the drip line Soros has sunk in our country, then, maybe then, we’d feel like an engine without a governor.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 4:03:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SkyPilot

Can’t we just tell al qaeda where Soros is?


14 posted on 11/04/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SkyPilot

Since the Military is not unionized, Democrats see no need to protect any aspect of their benefit plan. Military benefits were based on a premise that the military was paid less than their civilian counterparts, were required to leave their profession sooner because of high physical demands, and had difficulty building equity nest eggs because of the frequent moves and overseas duty. Public employee pay and benefit plans used the military system as their model, but their employees did not face many of the disadvantages of military members. No matter, since they were unionized, these military type systems were installed in local and state governments nationwide and have been protected and fattened by Democrat politicians ever since.

Democrats have no concern or interest in military members and their families. They are not union. In their world, you only get support if you feed back some of your taxpayer paid wages and benefits to your union, who passes it on to Democrat politicians. Those folks get protected. All others are enemies, to be attacked at every opportunity. That’s the Democrat definition of economic justice.

Most military members understand this and don’t support Democrats. Unfortunately, Republicans don’t protect their interests very much either, preferring to channel their support to the defense industry.

Politicians will cut and run from any foreign commitment of troops when it becomes politically risky for them and they will eagerly cut pay, benefits, and readiness when the war is over without regard to what it will cost in lives the next time they decide to commit us to combat.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 4:10:28 PM PST by centurion316
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To: combat_boots

Far too many things that America gets involved in are a direct result of various Soros think tanks and his friends on both sides of the aisle. The International Crisis group was involved in Egypt (Mohammad ElBaredai was a crisis group boardmember).) They’re behind this Jospeph Kony thing in central Africa. Soros was involved with Kadaffi’s son just weeks before fighting broke out in Libya.

Unfortunately when it gets too close to our side of the aisle, eyes glaze over as people drift off to their happy place where they can think more comfortable thoughts.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 4:18:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: muawiyah
Since Soros is a Self proclaimed admitted Nazi Collaborator, why hasn't Israel captured him and tried him for War Crimes?
17 posted on 11/04/2012 4:19:17 PM PST by annieokie
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Can’t we just tell al qaeda where Soros is?

They have no interest in Soros other than as a potential source of funding.
18 posted on 11/04/2012 4:19:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SkyPilot

It is time for Soros to meet his master Satan.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 4:20:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: SkyPilot

As I see it, this is another angle on returning the military forces to a Draft based military instead of a Volunteer based military. In the past I have seen reports that showed that a smaller “professional” Army was nearly six times as efficient as an “Draftee” Army lead by by professional Officers only.

And the enemies of America would dearly love to see the American Military reduced even further as far as efficiency goes.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 4:29:17 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: SkyPilot
Is this so those funds can then be redirected to the new FEMA Corp of young volunteers ages 18 to 24? You remember, 0bama’s civilian corps that should be as well trained and paid etc as our military?
21 posted on 11/04/2012 4:32:17 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: SkyPilot

I can see Romney, “reaching across the aisle,” to the GOP and a minority of the Dims and passing something like this. It will be one of those things only a GOP president could “accomplish.”


22 posted on 11/04/2012 4:32:39 PM PST by montanajoe (Blamed Flamed Shamed didn't vote for R/R or O/B)
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To: Shady

0bama is evil right down the ground. I worry that if he is successful in getting a second term, this will be the last election this nation has unless and until the American people wake up to what they have done.

It is said 0bama is a failed president. He is in the true American sense of the word. But he lived up to his pledge to transform America...he has pitted those with some wealth against those with less, he has pitted the races against one another, he has pitted men against women and he has stepped all over the Christian religion while praising the Islam followers...This may have had a woman born in America as a mother and grandparents from this sod and even relatives ( who many disavow knowledge of ) but he does not have a drop of what makes an American in his blood...he hates this nation with a red hot hatred and is bound to see her brought down with our without the help or people like Soros.
As to people who vote for him....well think about the 40 some years of indoctrination that has taken place since the late 1960s at least.. Is it any wonder the younger voters of today vote for this devil?


23 posted on 11/04/2012 4:38:49 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: centurion316

Well said...how many times have the civil servant side had pay raises and the military not a cent and when they do, it is less than the civilians receive. How often have military had their pay frozen..promotions held up..mine was...such that we lose time in grade etc...
Maybe the only ones who should be in Congress and be eligible to hold the office of Pres and VP are vets!


24 posted on 11/04/2012 4:42:21 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: annieokie

i think they have an age limit on the deal and he was quite young.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 4:44:43 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: celtic gal

It is our lot in life. When we raise our hands to take the oath, we pledge our lives, our liberty, and our sacred honor to our country - something that politicians never do.

All that we ask is to be treated fairly by our political masters. This they refuse to do, and we should not allow ourselves to be used as television props to support their latest crazy political scheme.

When the Romans abused their Legions, the Legions lined up behind ambitious Generals and marched on Rome. The Empire fell. We should not do the same, but rather turn to the people and insist that they side with country, not with their own partisan interests.


26 posted on 11/04/2012 4:52:38 PM PST by centurion316
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To: celtic gal

Rarely, COLAs are the same for all Federal employees, civilian and military.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 4:56:49 PM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: SkyPilot
Ted Turner [Think Tank of one]: I Think It's Good US Troops Are Committing Suicide

[We do indeed] now have two Americas. . . . "A house divided against itself cannot stand." . . . [we cannot continue] half statist and half free; I do not expect the house to fall; but [it]. . . will become all one thing, or all the other.

- Abe Lincoln (with a couple of slight mods.)

28 posted on 11/04/2012 5:12:48 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Shady

If I were to ever happen to run into this pathetic P.O.S. I would spit in his face.

Then break his fat nose just for good measure.


29 posted on 11/04/2012 5:36:37 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SkyPilot

SkyPilot,

Aside from the emotions your pictures bring out....

How does these proposed cuts:

A. Help rentention?
B. Ensure a quality force?
C. Enhance national security?

I think it’s laughable that the Left think you can just cut open the goose and take its eggs out.

Our military is the World’s best for a reason. Cut it and it’s no longer the best.

At some point, you cut it enough, and you lose the next war.

What happens to the national debt then?


30 posted on 11/04/2012 5:36:37 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SkyPilot

SkyPilot,

Aside from the emotions your pictures bring out....

How does these proposed cuts:

A. Help rentention?
B. Ensure a quality force?
C. Enhance national security?

I think it’s laughable that the Left think you can just cut open the goose and take its eggs out.

Our military is the World’s best for a reason. Cut it and it’s no longer the best.

At some point, you cut it enough, and you lose the next war.

What happens to the national debt then?


31 posted on 11/04/2012 5:37:44 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SkyPilot

Tomkat Think Tank recommends big cut to Soros’ trachea.


32 posted on 11/04/2012 5:41:14 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: muawiyah

+1


33 posted on 11/04/2012 6:19:40 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: SkyPilot; All

Sad part is that we will have a lot of “Fiscal Conservatives” siding with Soros to take away benefits from our military and our military vets.

As a military vet, and, in a family with many military vets (retired, disabled war vets), I do not want to see benefits taken from military. Unlike welfare recipients....military service members EARNED their benefits. Military people make lots of sacrifices (including not being able to make more income in the private sector)...and should not have benefits reduced

But, like with some of the other things “Fiscal Conservatives” agree on with Soros (Free trade, Globalism, income taxes over tariffs/sales taxes)...you can bet they will go after the military.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 8:51:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: tomkat

Would love to see Soros swing just like the Nuremburg guilty. In the same fashion, no trapdoor but hauled off the floor to die slowly & twist at the end of his noose.

I hear Soros’ son is a proud chip off the old brick. He & his movements should be watched closely by freedom lovers.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 8:52:20 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: unixfox
Then break his fat nose just for good measure.

Better yet how about this passage out of Mickey Spillane's "The Big Kill."
Private detective Mike Hammer slugs a little punk with "pig eyes."

"I snapped the side of the rod across his jaw and laid the flesh open to
the bone. I pounded his teeth back into his mouth with the end of the
barrel ... and I took my own damn time about kicking him in the face.
He smashed into the door and lay there bubbling. So I kicked him
again and he stopped bubbling."

36 posted on 11/04/2012 10:55:19 PM PST by QT3.14 (November 6: Remember BENGHAZI!!)
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To: SeminoleCounty; SkyPilot

I’m no Soros fan, but am a military vet with two post-911 deployments.

When it comes to combat vets, I would agree with your points entirely. IMO, pencil pushers who do their 20 typing on a computer should probably have their benefits cut. Anybody who’s been in the service knows there’s some pretty cush jobs where it’s in late out early and lots of free time and never getting dirty. Why should someone do 20 doing power point presentations and then go work in the private sector AND collect a pension AND health bennies at age 39? It doesn’t make much sense.

The best military in the world doesn’t need to be the most bloated military in the world.


37 posted on 11/05/2012 8:45:58 AM PST by jjm2111
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