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Obama threatens defense veto if health care premiums for military not increased
Examiner ^ | July 24, 2013 | Joe Newby

Posted on 07/25/2013 4:31:10 PM PDT by Red Steel

The Obama administration is threatening to veto the 2014 defense authorization bill unless health care insurance premiums and co-pays are increased, Investor's Business Daily said Wednesday. The administration also wants to reduce the proposed 1.8 percent pay increase for military personnel.

According to the Army Times, the administration says the bill is "too generous with military pay" and not generous enough for civilian employees. The administration only wants to give service members a one percent raise.

"A 1.8 percent increase would keep pace [with] the average increase last year in private sector salaries, while the 1 percent raise would create a slight gap," the Army Times said. Obama's proposed increase would be the first raise in over a decade that failed to keep pace with the private sector, IBD said.

The administration has also proposed cost-cutting measures like increased Tricare health fees for military retirees.

Citing the Navy Times, IBD said Obama's proposal includes a freeze for 2014 for Medicare-eligible retirees in the Tricare for Life program.

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1 posted on 07/25/2013 4:31:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

One of these days our military may finally get the same idea that Egypt’s did.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 4:34:50 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Red Steel

I dare him.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 4:35:47 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 4:36:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SCHROLL

Or Chile.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 4:36:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Red Steel

First thing to ground would be Air Force One.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 4:36:43 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Red Steel

FUBO!


7 posted on 07/25/2013 4:38:20 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Red Steel

Guess we cant afford to give guns to the Muslim Brotherhood now either.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 4:38:33 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Do to Air Force One what Harry Truman did to MacArthurs plane.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 4:38:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Red Steel

Gee, another Obama shot down in flames by Obama himself.

How many military personnel and civilian personnel voted for this marxist fraud because he promised to protect our armed forces?

All he has done is get them killed and forgotten (bumps in the Ben Ghazi road), with his cowardly Rules of Non-Engagement, lack of decent air support weapons (napalm), and piss-poor leadership at the JCS and Cabinet levels.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 4:42:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Red Steel

Only the stupidest of political parties would not make Obama veto this bill. So are the Repubs that stupid or not?


11 posted on 07/25/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Red Steel

Damn traitor.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 4:43:00 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: SCHROLL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3047346/posts


13 posted on 07/25/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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Only the stupidest of political parties would not make Obama veto this bill. So are the Repubs that stupid or not?

I'll take Rhetorical Questions for $1000, Alex.

14 posted on 07/25/2013 4:43:52 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Venturer

Do to Air Force One what Harry Truman did to MacArthurs plane.


What did he do?


15 posted on 07/25/2013 4:44:10 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Red Steel

Shortchanging the military and veterans isn’t just an Obama thing, it’s standard Democrat playbook.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 4:44:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Venturer

Or what Sarah did to Murkowski’s Governor jet. Sold it, said she could ride commercial air like any other citizen.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 4:46:29 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah, it’s pretty well understood that he hates the military. Yet, I’m sure there are no shortage of morons-in-uniform who voted for him both times.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 4:47:53 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Red Steel

Obama hates our military. That’s why he wants it full of homosexuals and run by muslims.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 4:49:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: American in Israel

Can they ground it mid-flight?


20 posted on 07/25/2013 4:50:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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