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(NewsMax)   As Obama rattles the war sabres, he's cutting military pay raises in half, violating federal law and boosting troop morale as we head into WWIII   (newsmax.com) divider line 196
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2013-09-09 05:35:56 AM
Cutting military pay raises in half???  OMG, you mean I might get $20 more/month vs $40?  How will I live?
 
2013-09-09 05:43:34 AM
Retired Air Force Col. Mike Hayden, director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), calculated that the reduced pay raise could cost an officer with 10 years of service about $52 a month next year


the horror
 
2013-09-09 07:30:15 AM
Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.
 
2013-09-09 08:17:19 AM

EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.


Excellent point. Doesn't matter what President Obama does, it's wrong and an impeachable offense.
 
2013-09-09 09:06:22 AM
CURSE YOU FARTBONGO!
 
2013-09-09 09:06:47 AM
Not going to give NewsMax a click.  What law did he break?   Trying to start military action while not being Republican?
 
2013-09-09 09:06:52 AM
If by violating the law you mean Obama is following the law, then the headline is right.
 
2013-09-09 09:06:52 AM
newsmax?
 
2013-09-09 09:06:54 AM
So today the GOP thinks that government workers don't make enough money.
 
2013-09-09 09:07:46 AM
I guess he needed the money to pay Raytheon for the cruise missiles
 
2013-09-09 09:07:54 AM
Hey, here's a concept: why don't we raise taxes on the wealthy people who require the US military to secure their assets abroad and give these true patriots in uniform the pay raises they so desperately need?
 
2013-09-09 09:08:12 AM
The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.
 
2013-09-09 09:08:44 AM
Yes, NewsMax is a dumbass. Or anyone reading it.
 
2013-09-09 09:08:58 AM

HotWingConspiracy: So today the GOP thinks that government workers don't make enough money.


They should probably unionize. That'd show Balrog HUSSEIN 0bamao.
 
2013-09-09 09:09:36 AM
If I learned anything from douchebags recently, it was when we were talking about tying cost of living increases for social security to Chained CPI. What I learned was that a reduced increase is not the same as a pay cut. So just be glad you're getting an increase. Is that how it works here too?
 
2013-09-09 09:10:26 AM

theorellior: Hey, here's a concept: why don't we raise taxes on the wealthy people who require the US military to secure their assets abroad and give these true patriots in uniform the pay raises they so desperately need?


I didn't read the article because newsmax, but Obama wants to start an illegal war on Syria, to what "assets" do you refer?
 
2013-09-09 09:10:41 AM

AirForceVet: EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.

Excellent point. Doesn't matter what President Obama does, it's wrong and an impeachable offense.


Yep... I heard he dropped a deuce yesterday in the bathroom right off of the Oval Office, within 20 feet of the Resolute Desk!! That disrespectful N---, wait, that lazy-ass Jungle---, um let me try again, that watermelon eating mon---. Ah, Hell, YOU know what I mean, right? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...
 
2013-09-09 09:10:41 AM

EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.


I was gonna say....
 
2013-09-09 09:12:03 AM

Mikey1969: Yep... I heard he dropped a deuce yesterday in the bathroom right off of the Oval Office, within 20 feet of the Resolute Desk!! That disrespectful N---, wait, that lazy-ass Jungle---, um let me try again, that watermelon eating mon---. Ah, Hell, YOU know what I mean, right? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...


I guess Obama heeled it down the shower drain, too. He nasty.
 
2013-09-09 09:12:45 AM
Obama is acting just like GWBush just before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, yet most of the people who supported Bush back then are against Obama going after Syria today even though their justifications are the same.


And enough of this WWIII shtick, if US bombing some country is your basis we'd be on WWX by now.
 
Boe
2013-09-09 09:13:24 AM

theorellior: HotWingConspiracy: So today the GOP thinks that government workers don't make enough money.

They should probably unionize. That'd show Balrog HUSSEIN 0bamao.


+1 for remembering to include Balorg
 
Boe
2013-09-09 09:14:14 AM

Boe: theorellior: HotWingConspiracy: So today the GOP thinks that government workers don't make enough money.

They should probably unionize. That'd show Balrog HUSSEIN 0bamao.

+1 for remembering to include Balorg


Balrog.

BALROG.

/need coffee and to learn to type
 
2013-09-09 09:14:32 AM
We need to curb government spending.  Unless it's on shiat *I* like, then cutting spending is soshulzm.
 
2013-09-09 09:14:42 AM

CPT Ethanolic: Cutting military pay raises in half???  OMG, you mean I might get $20 more/month vs $40?  How will I live?


A supposed lack of significant negative impact does not justify violation of federal law. However, because the report is from Newsmax, the allegation of a violation of law is dubious at best; in fact, the claim of a cut in military pay raises is itself dubious until confirmed by an outside source.
 
2013-09-09 09:15:32 AM
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-09 09:16:45 AM
I see the checks from Newsmax keep clearing...
 
2013-09-09 09:17:09 AM
thanks alot, presidebt sombrero
 
2013-09-09 09:17:39 AM
FTA: The federal law says military pay raises must be based on the Employment Cost Index compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which ties military raises to private sector pay growth. Under that formula, military personnel should be getting a 1.8 percent pay raise beginning in January 2014, CNS News reported.
But the law also states that the president can inform Congress of an alternative pay adjustment "if because of national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, the president considers the pay adjustment which would otherwise be required by this section in any year to be inappropriate."


So, basically the opposite of the headline.
 
2013-09-09 09:17:49 AM

Headso: [i39.tinypic.com image 125x125]


pfft. that guy's a pussy. no way he could stand up to my extreme prison fighting system.
 
2013-09-09 09:19:50 AM

Dimensio: CPT Ethanolic: Cutting military pay raises in half???  OMG, you mean I might get $20 more/month vs $40?  How will I live?

A supposed lack of significant negative impact does not justify violation of federal law. However, because the report is from Newsmax, the allegation of a violation of law is dubious at best; in fact, the claim of a cut in military pay raises is itself dubious until confirmed by an outside source.


from the end of the article...

"The House passed a bill in July authorizing the 1.8 percent raise, but the Senate has set the raise at 1 percent as recommended by Obama."

there is no violation of the law. just the legislative process.
 
2013-09-09 09:20:19 AM
Have to keep being the wet blanket here, and pointing out that I am 63 years old, and that this precises process of bullshiat has pretty much been our foreign policy all my life. It's nice to see people finally deciding they don't like it - I've always hated it - on the other hand it's kind of stupidly sad that they think it's "Obama's Foreign Policy", and that's why they can finally be bothered to complain about it.
Still - better late than never.
 
2013-09-09 09:20:50 AM

Carl Scroot: EvilEgg: Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.

I was gonna say....


I just want to point out that it was BOB that first thought of seuuestration. But congress being the idiots they are, fell for it. Blind leading the blind.
 
2013-09-09 09:21:01 AM
sorry I mean sombrer0
 
2013-09-09 09:21:12 AM

log_jammin: Headso: [i39.tinypic.com image 125x125]

pfft. that guy's a pussy. no way he could stand up to my extreme prison fighting system.


we're gonna have to disagree on that but I'm sure can we agree on the dating secret the liberal media doesn't want you to know about...
 
2013-09-09 09:21:15 AM

Muta: The navy has fewer ships than it did during WWI.


One Nimitz-class aircraft carrier wins WW1 by itself. Your argument is invalid.
 
2013-09-09 09:21:28 AM
Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.
 
2013-09-09 09:21:55 AM
FTFA:  Obama wrote to congressional leaders: "I am strongly committed to supporting our uniformed service members, who have made such great contributions to our nation over the past decade of war. As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our nation on a sustainable fiscal course."

From about a year ago (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/21/letter-preside nt -regarding-alternative-plan-pay-increases-civilian-feder):  Civilian Federal employees have already made significant sacrifices as a result of a two year pay freeze.  As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a sustainable fiscal course.  This is an effort that continues to require tough choices and each of us to do our fair share.

Oddly similar?
 
2013-09-09 09:22:11 AM

log_jammin: Dimensio: CPT Ethanolic: Cutting military pay raises in half???  OMG, you mean I might get $20 more/month vs $40?  How will I live?

A supposed lack of significant negative impact does not justify violation of federal law. However, because the report is from Newsmax, the allegation of a violation of law is dubious at best; in fact, the claim of a cut in military pay raises is itself dubious until confirmed by an outside source.

from the end of the article...

"The House passed a bill in July authorizing the 1.8 percent raise, but the Senate has set the raise at 1 percent as recommended by Obama."

there is no violation of the law. just the legislative process.


As Mr. Obama is not a legitimate President, due to not being a "natural-born" United States citizen, any recommendation that he makes cannot be used for setting military pay rates, and therefore the change in pay raises is illegal. Study it out.
 
2013-09-09 09:22:21 AM

imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.


Of course you know that al Qaeda is only one of the anti-Assad factions, of which there are several.
 
2013-09-09 09:22:42 AM
What happened to starve the beast?  I thought you wanted a govt small enough to drown in a bathtub.
 
2013-09-09 09:23:26 AM

Carl Scroot: Mikey1969: Yep... I heard he dropped a deuce yesterday in the bathroom right off of the Oval Office, within 20 feet of the Resolute Desk!! That disrespectful N---, wait, that lazy-ass Jungle---, um let me try again, that watermelon eating mon---. Ah, Hell, YOU know what I mean, right? Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...

I guess Obama heeled it down the shower drain, too. He nasty.


Well duh, that is only sexy when Anne Hathaway heels it down.
 
2013-09-09 09:25:06 AM

imontheinternet: Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.


Funny, I would say the same thing describes govt civilians.
 
2013-09-09 09:25:07 AM

Headso: we're gonna have to disagree on that but I'm sure can we agree on the dating secret the liberal media doesn't want you to know about...


oh absolutely. it's no secret that the liberal media is why I'm dateless.
 
2013-09-09 09:25:44 AM

PanicMan: What happened to starve the beast?  I thought you wanted a govt small enough to drown in a bathtub.


It's the rich kid's bathtub from pee wee's big adventure though.
 
2013-09-09 09:26:07 AM

Dimensio: As Mr. Obama is not a legitimate President, due to not being a "natural-born" United States citizen, any recommendation that he makes cannot be used for setting military pay rates, and therefore the change in pay raises is illegal. Study it out.


damn...you're right.

I'm going to go write my congressman.
 
2013-09-09 09:26:34 AM
Newsmax

I stopped reading there.
 
2013-09-09 09:26:52 AM
"President Obama has told Congress he will cap next year's pay raise for U.S. military personnel at 1 percent instead of boosting pay by 1.8 percent as called for by a federal law."

Because not getting as big as raise as expected is so much worse than having a pay cut?

http://www.wral.com/low-pay-forces-nc-teachers-to-choose-between-pro fe ssion-state/12828323/
 
2013-09-09 09:27:19 AM

imontheinternet: Gotta say, if the president told me that he's cutting my raise in half, and then said he's sending me to Syria to provide air support for al Qaeda, I'd be pretty pissed off right now.

Military personnel are professionals who will do their jobs regardless, but I'd bet morale isn't exactly at an all time high right now.


I'm not concerned about the morale of people who voluntarily signed up to murder other people.
 
2013-09-09 09:27:30 AM

log_jammin: Retired Air Force Col. Mike Hayden, director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), calculated that the reduced pay raise could cost an officer with 10 years of service about $52 a month next year


the horror


Republicans will surely get behind this!

images.rcp.realclearpolitics.com
 
2013-09-09 09:27:52 AM

PanicMan: What happened to starve the beast?  I thought you wanted a govt small enough to drown in a bathtub.


They need a massive military to justify their revolution fetish.
 
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