Skip to comments.Obama threatens defense veto if health care premiums for military not increased
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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One of these days our military may finally get the same idea that Egypt’s did.
I dare him.
First thing to ground would be Air Force One.
Guess we cant afford to give guns to the Muslim Brotherhood now either.
Do to Air Force One what Harry Truman did to MacArthurs plane.
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.
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.
Do to Air Force One what Harry Truman did to MacArthurs plane.
What did he do?
Shortchanging the military and veterans isn’t just an Obama thing, it’s standard Democrat playbook.
Or what Sarah did to Murkowski’s Governor jet. Sold it, said she could ride commercial air like any other citizen.
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.
Obama hates our military. That’s why he wants it full of homosexuals and run by muslims.
Can they ground it mid-flight?
Well come ooonn guys! They gotta get the money from somewhere to pay for that $72 million in bonuses to the IRS and the $100 million for Obamas partying.
With all his ‘personal’ suggestions for cuts, it is obvious he is trying to dampen enthusiasm to enlist. He only wants a ‘Civilian Security Force’ to rival the Military in funding. He doesn’t want us to be protected or defended. I am sick.
Why does the military have to bear the burden of this lousy health “reform” bill? This Administration is crazy and dangerous.
Sure typical leftist mentality take away from those that earned benefits by fighting for, dying for, standing the watch on foregin shores on many holiday’s away from families , and loved ones, in other words those that gave true sacrifice to the nation, and giving those benefits away for free to degenerates that want to sit on the couch and smoke a bong, talking on their Obama phones, using their SNAP benefits at McDonalds and swiping their EBT cards at 711 to get their 40’s and a pack of smokes, while they wait to get their section 8 housing vouchers filled, and get their free Obamacare....
According to the Army Times, the administration says the bill is "too generous with military pay" and not generous enough for civilian employees.
Make the bastard veto it.
Having democrat fascist Senators resisting an override of that veto with troops engaged overseas is a perfect beginning for the 2014 election season.
Never. Our military will follow orders right over the cliff. They are simply sheeple like the rest of us.
How does he sleep at night? I started to say something else, but don’t want to be banned. (I’m fuming...again!)
Increase insurance payments
Wow, I guess he’s really not running again.
Harry’s people were telling him that Mac Arthur wanted a plane to fly around in and bad mouth Truman.
Mr. Truman told them to give him one, but don’t service it.
When it got too unsafe to fly the tour would be over.
This from the party that discards voting ballots from the military.
Well maybe he’s running out of money for vacations and golf outings, or maybe Reggie has gotten more expensive. Whatever, we must all remember that Obama believes that the needs of the ONE(him) outweigh the needs of the many!
A 2 star general with under 2 years service has a base pay of over $118K/year.
That’s quite a bit more than any O-5 or below will ever get no matter how long they serve!
I can picture Truman doing that. I’m a history/trivia buff and appreciate the info. Thanks.
He has been living a charmed existence. everything he does is bad for the military but he always gets his way somehow....Slap him down.
He never served a DAY, hell, he never so much as wore a Boy Scout uniform. Do Muslims have a scouting program?
It was Bill Clinton who made ppl medicare eligible to pay into medicare if we wanted to use military facilities..prior to that we did not pay into medicare... if we were medicare eligible we used tri care for life, or paid the fee for tri care. it never end for screwing our military. Except for photo ops
Do Muslims have a scouting program?
They strap explosives on them and teach them to kill at very young ages.
100 million dollars for a junket to Africa would cover more than enough of the military pay raise, and retain the same premiums.
Not however for this “hopeless changer” marxist. Dissension in the ranks, coupled with lickspittle leaders equals...the Red Army part 2. A military that is already on foodstamps and subsidies is being hammered further to effect “change”. Meanwhile billions wasted on the non-working “gimmees” who are sitting on their asses.
The 5000 Afghans he is importing this year alone will be getting their health care for FREE
go for it you bastard!
The Founding States made the Constitution’s Clause 2 of Article 7 to clarify the following. Congress can override presidential vetos with 2/3 majority consent of each House of Congress. So if Congress claims that Obama gave Congress “no choice” but to raise health care premiums for military personnel, then Congress is arguably not concerned about the best interests of the troops.
We need 2 separate countries now, more than ever. Put the RAT bastard demoRATs in the NE states and CA, OR, WA & IL. We get all the rest, since the libturd demoRATs are scared of nature & the outdoors anyway. Jam them into the cities and let the black thugs have at 'em.
Easy. He's a lawyer. First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other.
IMO and historically, you are wrong.
Truman was not hot-headed. Although he did threaten to kick a reporter who didn’t like his daughters piano playing in the balls. Truman was brilliant and down to earth, and left the White House as poor as when he went in it. Tell me another democrat who did that. He was certainly the opposite of Obama, because the buck did stop with him. He never tried to blame anyone else he took responsibility.
IMO DEMocrat or not Harry Truman was one of the greatest Presidents. There would be no Israel without Truman.
He made mistakes, everyone does, but he never blamed them on someone else.
**Our military will follow orders right over the cliff. **
Permit me to share something I first found on Michelle Malkin’s site. It is from a humorous site called memegenerator, and they use the following photo of Obama with various quotes. This one however, deals with Obama care.
Active Duty/Retiree Ping.