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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 35
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2013-09-09 09:07:54 AM
12 votes:
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 07:30:15 AM
11 votes:
Strangely the article never mentioned the Congress mandated sequestration.
2013-09-09 10:35:57 AM
3 votes:
I don't want a war. I don't want to support a bellicose party.

Or a pro-surveillance state party.

Or a party that puts wealth before principles.

But, hey, at least they're not republicans! Because only wedge social issues matter.
2013-09-09 10:15:09 AM
3 votes:

dinch: Funny thing is, Great Obama Depression has the anagram of GOD.


And they are both non-existent things that stupid people believe in! What a coincidence!
2013-09-09 09:17:39 AM
3 votes:
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 08:17:19 AM
3 votes:

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 12:16:30 PM
2 votes:

eraser8: Wait...I thought these people were against pay raises for government workers.

Now, they're for them?

Will anyone explain?


Liberals object to money being spent to hurt people.

Conservatives object to money being spent to help people.
2013-09-09 09:20:19 AM
2 votes:
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 09:06:54 AM
2 votes:
So today the GOP thinks that government workers don't make enough money.
2013-09-09 09:06:52 AM
2 votes:
If by violating the law you mean Obama is following the law, then the headline is right.
2013-09-09 02:58:46 PM
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: If only we could have advanced our technology since WWI.....if only.


It'd be really pretty neat if we could put some sort of "eye-in-the-sky" that could see monitor large areas and feed intel back in real time, but that's just fantasy.
2013-09-09 02:56:28 PM
1 votes:

vygramul: But that being said - the ocean and coasts are a really, really big place. We do not have the same amount of coverage. Period.


If only we could have advanced our technology since WWI.....if only.
2013-09-09 01:58:38 PM
1 votes:

sendtodave: Why does 62% of our budget go to the military?


61% just wasn't cuttin' it, and 63% would just be ridiculous.
2013-09-09 11:52:14 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: sendtodave: Can I has left wing tea party plz? Democratic schism? Party that has to listen to its wing?

like i said. vote green and be as smug as you want to about it.


So, that's a no to democrats becoming more left wing, right?
2013-09-09 11:05:39 AM
1 votes:
Losemax is for the Teatards who find Merkin Stinker too intellectually challenging.
2013-09-09 11:01:37 AM
1 votes:
Maybe they should cut you know at the top .....why the f*ck do generals need to live in Mansions?  They should be on bases with their troops?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-military-mansio ns -20130721,0,295607,full.story
2013-09-09 10:50:43 AM
1 votes:

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?


As a devil's advocate, if the US military is not having recruitment (and retention) problems, then why are raises really necessary?
2013-09-09 10:03:00 AM
1 votes:

lilplatinum: Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?

The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.


Then why is BoB so much more eager than any lobby to start this illegal war? The facts surrounding Obama's Illegal War on Syria to not fit with your preconception.
2013-09-09 09:59:30 AM
1 votes:

Aristocles: So, you think that the rich should own the U.S. military? Honestly, do you want the 1% using the U.S. military as it sees fit?


The rich already do this.. the Israeli lobby, the defense lobby, etc..   The US military are essentially glorified mercenaries who get suckered in and paid poorly.
2013-09-09 09:59:15 AM
1 votes:

Aristocles: newsmax?


Surprised you're not already on that site as you regurgitate enough of their idiocy.
2013-09-09 09:43:35 AM
1 votes:

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?

Seven years ago, WWIII was a republican wet dream, with Generalissimo Bush and Darth Cheney leading us in a glorious crusade against the Musselmen.

Now it's a boogity-boogity scarecrow to trot out because President Toomuchmelanin has said he supports a limited military action against a guy that actually has used WMDs against civilians.


Actually, BOB is advocating regime change.
2013-09-09 09:42:20 AM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: What is with this WWIII talk?


Seven years ago, WWIII was a republican wet dream, with Generalissimo Bush and Darth Cheney leading us in a glorious crusade against the Musselmen.

Now it's a boogity-boogity scarecrow to trot out because President Toomuchmelanin has said he supports a limited military action against a guy that actually has used WMDs against civilians.
2013-09-09 09:28:10 AM
1 votes:

LordJiro: 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.


Islamists control the strongest factions, but yes I'm aware there are secular and moderate factions.  If I was a guy who signed up to fight al Qaeda, I'm not sure the subtleties of the situation would stop me from being pissed off about it.
2013-09-09 09:26:52 AM
1 votes:
"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 09:26:34 AM
1 votes:
Newsmax

I stopped reading there.
2013-09-09 09:25:06 AM
1 votes:

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 09:22:42 AM
1 votes:
What happened to starve the beast?  I thought you wanted a govt small enough to drown in a bathtub.
2013-09-09 09:19:50 AM
1 votes:

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 09:15:32 AM
1 votes:
i39.tinypic.com
2013-09-09 09:10:41 AM
1 votes:

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 09:09:36 AM
1 votes:
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 09:08:44 AM
1 votes:
Yes, NewsMax is a dumbass. Or anyone reading it.
2013-09-09 09:06:52 AM
1 votes:
newsmax?
2013-09-09 09:06:47 AM
1 votes:
Not going to give NewsMax a click.  What law did he break?   Trying to start military action while not being Republican?
2013-09-09 05:43:34 AM
1 votes:
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
 
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