Skip to comments.Obama to Soldiers: Pay Up
Posted on 06/29/2012 12:02:46 PM PDT by sunmars
The Obama administration on Friday threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military.
The Administration is disappointed that the Congress did not incorporate the requested TRICARE fee initiatives into either the appropriation or authorization legislation, the White House wrote in an official policy statement expressing opposition to the bill, which the House approved in May.
President Obamas most recent budget proposal includes billions of dollars in higher fees for members of TRICARE, the military health care system, and is part of the administrations plan to cut nearly $500 billion from the Pentagons budget.
Some fear the administrations proposal is an effort to increase enrollment in the state-run insurance exchanges mandated under the presidents controversial health care law.
The administration urged the House to reconsider to fee increase, arguing they are essential for DOD to successfully address rising personnel costs.
The House bill has significant bipartisan support, and easily passed by a margin of 299 to 120.
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call his bluff.
Detain Eric Holder.
This reads to me that there won’t be any military vote in November. Lots of tricks are going to be played.
Yesterday, we were told HERE that Tricare was NOT going to be impacted by ObamaTAX.
Could it be that our masters (gasp) LIED to us?!?
Yet another breach of faith against people who swore to defend this country with their lives. It is shameless and outrageous!
Every trick in the book, and hundreds more that aren't. Modeled after the last Kenyan Election.
What a niggardly move against the brave folks who earn so little and give so very much to protect this country. Let’s put this SOB on the unemployment rolls in November! sd
Shut the f**k up and pay your taxes.
Tired of you little people being so uppity.
The military is going to enjoy dragging his ass off in shackles when he refuses to leave the WH upon his election loss.
LOL..by the most niggardly bastard I know.
But I thought Barack and Michelle were the military’s best buddies!
Don’t pay attention to what the Obama Administration says, pay attention to what it does.
I can’t tell you how much I look forward to Obama losing a second term and then watching Obama and Michelle leave the WH.
No more fancy vacations, Michelle! It will all be on your dime now!
I think this will irritate Obama more than we can imagine.
And take those darn teleprompters with you, Obama!! No more pause, pause, pause, turn head, turn head, turn head. gack!
I hope the next President doesn’t do this teleprompter chit!
This is also aimed at us retirees who gave their all and then were promised a lifetime of “free” on base medical care...Many TEA party activists are/were military retirees.
My Tricare is a very good deal and I’m glad for it, even though as I re-upped each time I was assured I would have free medical...
If my country needs it, I will even forgo it if it helps and they have no money, but Obama is the same clown giving out free cell phones to lazabouts and welfare ne’er do wells??? Cut that crap first.
God in Heaven, bring November soon!
November 6 can not come soon enough
I've talked to a lot of retired military and those under TRICARE - some who voted for 0 bummer, and they are so ready to hit the voting booth for Mitt.
Walgreen's no longer accepts Tricare, because they do not get reimbursed by this Administration. So, I had to move my prescriptions elsewhere.
Why would this Administration take the money from our troops and their spouses, and troop retirees and spouses? Here is one answer:
So - take it from those who have laid down their lives for our freedom, to give it to the 'entitled' and Government employees!
The Bride is ready to slit throats. She and the girls are all under Tricare Prime. Just wait until she gets a load of what’s coming for Taxmageddon.
Now watch for Obama and his minions to pull some sh*tty trick to prevent the military from voting in November.
doesn’t Tricare have a mail order pharma option?
I find that so much easier for all my chronic long term meds.
Re: Now watch for Obama and his minions to pull some sh*tty trick to prevent the military from voting in November.
When I was in Iraq in 2004 I requested an absentee ballot and I am still waiting for it.
Yes, they do offer mail order - and I may have to resort to that. I just prefer one on one with my pharmacist.
The point I wanted to make, was that this Administration is no longer honoring the troops with what has been promised (and honored) for many years.
Sadly the country is broke.
But don’t worry, the Death Panels are probably going to fix the Social Security and Medicare funding problem.
We just signed up for Tricare Prime a few weeks ago. I know several retired O5 - O7 and retired SR enlisted who now despise this a hole. Some even voted for him in ‘08.
I think the figures you cited need to go right into a Romeny ad--along with a blurb about how many times the heads of the SEIU visited the White House.
It just underlines the arrogance if those who support Obama, and the disdain they have for the REPUBLIC our Founding Fathers fought to uphold, and those who are "naive" enough to believe it still stands for something besides "gimmee"!
“This reads to me that there wont be any military vote in November.”
Many if not most big states find a way to not count the military absentee vote. Not counting that vote is standard.
I entered into the Federal Service after four years of active duty in Sep 1964. I retired in Jul 1997. I have paid insurance preniums every pay period since then. Even today, I’m paying $300 a month for the federal BC/BS and another $100 a month for Medicare. And I am NOT complaining.
Exactly - during the last (threatened) shutdown, only essential government personnel were going to get paid. This did not include the military.
That’s how they were treated in the old Soviet Union, not the good old U. S. of A.!!! Oh, wait...I guess that’s the answer, huh?
Yup, you got it!
You don’t have a Wal-Mart there, do you Yorkie? They’re having no problem accepting our TriCare prescriptions.
Have you looked into the mail-order program for TriCare prescriptions? My boss uses that and is pleased. And that’s with a military pharmacy less than 10 miles away.
but Obama is the same clown giving out free cell phones to lazabouts and welfare neer do wells??? Cut that crap first.
Hi, Jinx! Haven’t seen you for ages!
No - Walmart is in Cottonwood, and I’m still not able to drive very far - so it is out of the question. I may be asking you for the address for Tricare prescriptions.
I used to drive to Luke AFB - once a month or so, to the PX for groceries. (Saved a good third off my monthly bill!) Of course that is out of the question, now - but maybe next year.
But, if “O” gets re-elected, he will no doubt raise the prices on all the Bases. (Gotta stick it to the Troops, don’cha know?)
Not just the PPOS his self but his whole damn party! What an incredible bunch of crap our liberal universities and government schools have produced! Rid this country of ALL RAT vermin. Now!
Easily solved if the military would simply swear an oath to obey Obama rather than defend the constitution.
There's something very, very wrong there.
I guess he didn’t get the memo that the Joint Chiefs and the CIA have been running this country since Ike. JFK tried to buck the status quo when he hit on the 3rd rail of the federal reserve and his “secret societies” speach”.
I guess he didn’t get the memo that the Joint Chiefs and the CIA have been running this country since Ike. JFK tried to buck the status quo when he hit on the 3rd rail of the federal reserve and his “secret societies” speech”.
This is a project of Augean proportions, but it is a project which needs to be undertaken with vigor. Unless we put these bastards on the street in November, we, as a republic, are toast. Burnt toast. Burnt. Carbon. Ash. sd
Secret Service Uniformed personnel, Border Patrol, Force Protective Services are Fed law enforcement officers, and there are Fed Prison guards, they have different retirement options then say a clerk at HHS. I am guessing that would include the Capital Police as well. We’ve had uniformed Federal Law Enforcement types for a very long time, what do you find wrong with that?
I’ll rumage through my stuff at home and see what I can find about the mail-order option.
I can e-mail it, if I can find it.
...threatened to veto a defense appropriations bill in part because it does not include higher health care fees for members of the military...
C’mon, he doesn’t give a sh*t about the military, never has.
He and the Mooch can have as many photo-ops with troopers in the back ground as they want but we know who they really are...
Excuse me but why, in God’s name, would you even contemplate giving up a promised benefit that makes up for all the lost earning power, home security, family stability and the like if the idiots who run the country need your benefit to pull themselves out of a whole they dug giving food stamps, handouts to greenieacs, and the like.
Sorry but anyone who has sacrificed themselves, their family and their earning power for their country deserves to be at the head of the line....
It was 33 years, not 20. I managed to stay in pretty good condition during a lot of those years. I ran with a lot of Marine embassy guards in Latin America. My buddy and I, ate age 44, did all the Marine PFT requirements except for the pullups. I ran with the Marines in Havana for four years. Now, at nearly 70, I’m suffering from heart failure among other issues.
LOL! That’s really what Democrats are.. Magicians. They specialize in deceit; Saul Alinsky.
Ping for later
God bless our military troops.
Not penalize them.
Obama sure has it backwards.