Outrages to say the least!!
From a friend on FB.
“[Why is it that they (politicians) never reduce / cut their pensions/spending and lifestyle but go after those who have very little, those who actually put their very lives on the line? Politicians will never sacrifice a ‘dime’… or their comfort, it is always ‘OFF THE TABLE’ or rather never discussed; Lifetime pensions, healthcare and security are theirs and non negotiable … THAT IS SO DAMN WRONG!!!
Keep in mind most if not ‘all’ of these politicians are multi-millionaires. Yet with all their wealth they continue to live off taxpayers in such gluttonous hypocrisy.]”
From Allen West. “My fellow veterans, below is the text of an email legislative update I received from the Military Officers Association of America. Please read and take action:
”A proposed bipartisan budget deal threatens to significantly slash retirement benefits for current and future military retirees, and it’s scheduled to be voted on by the House tomorrow. The FY 2014 budget proposal drafted by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan includes a provision that cuts the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for military retirees by 1 percent a year until reaching age 62. The cuts will have a devastating and long-lasting impact, reducing retired pay for those who serve a 20-year career by nearly 20 percent at age 62. An E-7 retiring at age 40 today would experience a loss of $83,000 in purchasing power — an O-5 would lose $124,000.” Read more here, Budget deal rips vets retirement
TAKE ACTION. Legislative Action Center
This is a must sign!! I just did and it went to, Your e-mail message was sent to:
President Barack Obama (D)
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA 42nd)
“”A proposed bipartisan budget deal threatens to significantly slash retirement benefits for current and future military retirees, and it’s scheduled to be voted on by the House tomorrow.”
GOD bless America and you.
- Ryan-Murray deal hits younger, future military retirees (stripes.com)
- Budget Deal Hits Military Retirees with Pension Cuts, Federal Retirees Untouched (freebeacon.com)
- Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress (wyff4.com)