March 26, 2012
The man who isn't our legitimate president once again is targeting those who served in uniform either at home or for the lucrative and insane non-declared wars over the past 50 years.
For the sake of full disclosure, my husband is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served honorably for 27 years. He served in Viet Nam as well as assignments in Germany and the Pentagon. While John was active duty, he had medical coverage. When he detached, we paid for our medical coverage and still do with TriCare.
Like millions of other service members, at the time he enlisted, John was made promises regarding health care. All those written promises have been broken. The poltroons in the Outlaw Congress have no problem sending our troops into harm's way and when they come home mangled, maimed or with mental trauma, the issue becomes money to take care of them. For old soldiers like John, the premiums are not as high as the private sector; that is a fact. Had John been killed while in uniform, the taxpayers would have saved money. John was also forced into Medicare, which picks up part of his medical costs with more borrowed debt thanks to every single incumbent in the U.S. Congress.
Obama/Soetoro has never served in the military. As a matter of fact, how many remember this photo:
That photo is real from an Iowa stir fry event. Snopes.com tried to down play it, but that web site has proven to be biased for Barry Soetoro. What? Barry missed the part about now we're going to do the National Anthem? It should be a poster on every fence post in this country.
Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military
"The Obama administration's proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
"The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
"The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon's $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
"Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.
“We shouldn't ask our military to pay our bills when we aren't willing to impose a similar hardship on the rest of the population,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a Republican from California, said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “We can't keep asking those who have given so much to give that much more.”
"Administration officials told Congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
“When they talked to us, they did mention the option of healthcare exchanges under Obamacare. So it's in their mind,” said a congressional aide involved in the issue."
Of course, try to shove everyone into the unconstitutional "universal" health care program that is already a monstrous mess and if allowed to exist will finish off bankrupting this country.
I want you to look at the numbers cited above: "It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017."
For years in Iraq and a decade in Afghanistan, the cost has been roughly $2 BILLION borrowed dollars a month spent on those unconstitutional, immoral, grotesque invasions and continued occupations. In 2003, it was actually $5 BILLION borrowed dollars a month.
Save $1.87 billion next year by penalizing veterans. That's less than the cost of one month in Afghanistan, Iraq and our illegal military "operations" in Pakistan to stop the "war on terror."
Obama/Soetoro's lackeys want to save $12.9 billion dollars over the next six years. That would be the cost of about seven months of "doing business" in those countries by penalizing veterans. Increase the cost of their health care so we can keep killing innocent civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Better to continue spending $2 billion borrowed dollars a month on those damn "wars" than provide affordable health care for veterans. Better to spend nearly $1 MILLION borrowed dollars a year for one soldier in Afghanistan to protect opium poppy fields:
"According to CNN, the Pentagon comptroller said during a congressional budget meeting that it cost "about $850,000 per soldier" per year in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments reached a more expensive conclusion: $1.2 million per soldier per year. The estimate is supposed to increase for 2012."
Keep voting back your incumbent so you can work your fingers to the bone to pay taxes for our soldiers to stand around in opium poppy fields while the illegitimate Obama/Soetoro administration wants to penalize veterans.
The U.S. government is broke; swimming in unpayable debt. DOD's budget can only be set by the Outlaw Congress, not the Executive Branch. All bills of expenditure must originate in the U.S. House of Representatives, not the Oval Office.
DOD's budget is always full of fraud and waste and those responsible for allowing it to continue: every incumbent in the U.S. Congress. I know because I worked for the Department of the Army and the Air Force where I became a federal whistle blower. I filed a fraud, waste and abuse claim against my own job. What a circus that turned into.
Instead of honoring the promises made (and broken) to veterans and their families, YOUR incumbent and mine needs money to fund the list below:
US to Give $125 Million to Upgrade Pakistan's Power Sector. October 29, 2009. "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seeking to bolster Islamabad's fight against Islamic extremists US corporaterrorists' profits, initiated a crash U.S. assistance program for Pakistan's power sector aimed at rolling back electricity shortages that threaten to cripple the South Asian nation's economy. Mrs. Clinton, on the first of a three-day diplomatic mission to Pakistan, said that Washington will disburse $125 million to Islamabad for the upgrading of key power stations and transmission lines. U.S. experts are also beginning to work with Pakistani utility companies to reduce power outages and lost revenue caused by outmoded technologies and systemic non-payment by customers, which costs Pakistan hundreds of millions of dollars each year."
That $125 million dollars stolen from you and me is borrowed money since the people's purse is overdrawn trillions of dollars; at that time $12.7 TRILLION. By the time you add the interest, we the people will owe $200 MILLION more to the bankers to help Pakistan with their power stations.
(CNSNews.com) – "The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) announced the release of $42 million in federal funding for mortgage counseling, including to groups such as La Raza, the Urban League, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition." All enemies of freedom and liberty.
"It's as if Solyndra never happened. The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve. PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG."
From Sen. Tom Coburn's, Wastebook: A Guide to Some of the Most Wasteful and Low Priority Government Spending of 2011:
and Democratic Party conventions: $17.7 million (each)
A mango-production program for Pakistani farmers that was abandoned after one year and caused many farmers to default on loans taken out in anticipation of increased productivity: $30 million
A project to convert three Air Force radar stations from diesel to wind energy that has since been abandoned: $14 million
The construction of an IHOP in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Columbia Heights (which Coburn refers to as "pancakes for yuppies"): $800,000
video for an Alaskan bridge that very well might not get built, titled
'The Knik Arm Crossing, Bridge to Our Future": $57,390 (out of $15.3
million spent this year on the bridge)
Pension payments to dead federal employees: $120 million
A fourth visitors center on the 54-mile Talimena Scenic Drive that runs between Talihina, Oklahoma (Pop. 2,522) to Mena, Arkansas (Pop. 5,637): $529,689
Funding for video game preservation at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games: $100,000
to China, the U.S.'s biggest lender, for social and environmental programs:
Seed money for the "drug-themed" Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakery in Austin: $484,000
"Celebrity Chef Fruit Promotion Road Show in Indonesia": $100,000
for Pakistan's Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop to create "130 episodes
of an indigenously produced Sesame Street": $10 million Research
funding for the American Museum of Magic to "better understand its
various audiences and their potential interest in the history of magic
Energy efficient home improvement tax credits for children, prisoners, and other people who do not own homes: $1 billion Research funding for a study to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior: $175,587
EVERY single penny has to be borrowed. EVERY single penny is more debt. Not ONE SINGLE PENNY is constitutional. It is in our face rape and it hasn't stopped regardless of which party holds the "power" in Congress. All we see and hear is more political bickering year after year after year. Stealing the fruits of our labor in complete and total violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Because of the continued wasteful spending that has been going on by BOTH parties for decades, it's time once again to screw veterans unless they climb in the face of their incumbent. Not every service member retires as an officer. There are far more "field grunts" than officers and they are the ones who will be impacted the most.
Changing the rules decades after the promises are made is dishonorable, but then what else do we expect anymore from the crooks, cowards and criminals that infest Washington, DC?
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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