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March 28, 2012

Obama’s Proposed Decimation of Vet’s Care

Borrowed this from comments section at Moonbattery. Very informative regarding perception of Obama’s view of our Vet’s:

March 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The No. 1 issue that will defeat Obama
Exclusive: Joseph Farah identifies BHO policy proposal GOP could exploit to victory

There’s an issue out there that can ensure Barack Obama is defeated in 2012.
It’s not Obamacare.

It’s not his religious views.

It’s not his commitment to socialist and anti-American causes.
It’s not even the birth certificate and his eligibility issues.
I believe the issue that will take Obama down if Republicans make it an issue is his administration’s proposed budget cuts for active-duty military personnel and military retirees – but not civilian defense workers.
Do you get the picture?
Obama has tipped his hand. He’s showing the entire country what he thinks about our military service people – the people who risk their lives for their country are worth less than civilian defense workers who push papers around in Washington.
Chances are you don’t know much about this story. There’s a good reason for that. The Big Media don’t want you to know, because they recognize the political radioactivity it represents. This is the Death Star for Obama’s re-election campaign. If Americans know about this – Republicans, Democrats and independents all oppose him.
Here are the details of the story broken by the intrepid Bill Gertz:

“The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their health care, while leaving unionized civilian defense worker’ benefits untouched.”
“Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.”
“The disparity in treatment between civilians and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.”
“Significantly, the plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 79 percent in Tricare annual premiums for the first year. After that, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent – more than three times current levels.”

Think about this – and imagine how you would campaign against Obama on just this one issue.
U.S. military service people don’t get the equipment they need to do their jobs. They don’t have the manpower they need to complete their missions. Their families scrimp and sacrifice financially so they can serve their country. They risk their lives and give their lives for their country.
But, according to the Obama administration, unionized civilian defense workers, sitting behind their comfortable desks in Washington, deserve better treatment than our heroes serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere.
It’s almost unbelievable that Obama could serve up a slow-pitch softball like this for Republicans to knock out of the park.
It’s even more unbelievable that none of them has.
Which is why I write this column.
Obama needs to pay for this. Whether or not he backs off, whether or not Congress throws his budget out the window, whether or not these cuts are ever enacted, Obama needs to pay a big political price for showing his cards. Republicans need to remind Americans every day that Obama is the guy who wants to cut medical care for soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen – all while preserving the goodies for Washington bureaucrats.
Men and women who put their lives on the line, who risked their health and well-being, are treated like second-class citizens in ObamaWorld.
He signaled his absolute contempt for the U.S. military – not just the institution of the military, but the active-duty grunts on the front lines.
This is an easy one for the American people to understand.
So where are the Republicans?
Where are the talk-show hosts?
Where is the blogosphere chatter?
Obama has stepped in something very smelly here. Why aren’t more Obama critics making hay of it?
Can you understand it?

Ben H. Willingham

Association of Naval Aviation

Bald Eagle Squadron

P. O. Box 621

Orange Park, FL 32067-0621



  1. FYI, I sent your post to a friend, who sent me this back:

    This story is not 100% true. The cut of military is true, but the report
    says that there is no cut in civilian employees — false. As a civilian
    employee, I have already endured nearly 3 years straight of
    Obama-directed civilian pay freezes. That’s right, I have not seen a
    dime change in my pay since mid-2009. He has also instituted policies
    that only allow for 1 civilian in 4 to be replaced…. an agency can only
    hire 1 civilian for every 4 that leave. So this story is fundamentally

    I know he is not a O fan, so I believe what he says is factual,
    as he is actually in the program.
    God Bless,

    Comment by Sam Morgana — April 4, 2012 @ 2:28 PM | Reply

    • Thank you Sam for the factual correction and to your friend as well.

      Comment by SB — April 4, 2012 @ 4:41 PM | Reply

    • The PROBLEM with this is blaming Obama – it is CONGRESS that is to blame.

      Comment by rd44th — September 26, 2012 @ 11:39 AM | Reply

  2. Today – there is NOTHING that will defeat Obama. He is winning as are all the democrats running for the Senate – it is lose – lose for the Republicans because they are the party of DO NOTHING but put up a milk toast for candidate that NO ONE likes. Obama has ALWAYS denigrated the military – and he can propose anything – any kind of cuts – any kind of health care cost sharing increases – CONGRESS has the control of that little button – BUT – this will NOT defeat Obama unless he is mindless enough to declare Martial Law – has anyone the idea what Martial Law is? It puts the military in control of policing the citizens – it puts in place military courts – NOT civilian courts – and who just might be the FIRST detainee – the cause of all this crap – ????

    Americans don’t give a crap about the military and haven’t since WWII – they prove it year after year – oh, there is all the whoopla by SOME old vets and perhaps the families of service people – but the % of those to the regular population is less and less – have you any IDEA how many of the “troops” speak Spanish now as a FIRST language? Where are the outcries about the body bags that are STILL arriving to the U.S.?

    YOU are out of it if you believe that whatever this government does to the military means anything. In record numbers this time the military is NOT expected to even vote – what does that tell you?

    as I said, there is NOTHING that will keep Obama from winning again – not today or tomorrow – and because of the way we have structured our military – they won’t even rebel – like military in most any other country might. What happens when this gets around – you named it – recruitment is down. there are less military – and many if not MOST of the recruitment today is among people who cannot get jobs otherwise. There is NO honor in being a hired mercenary for a country that has lost it’s desire to be the king of the hill in the world. and they are interested in that paycheck – something 20 million civilians aren’t getting except as a dependent at the teat of taxpayers.

    Not only destroying our economy – and the economy of the world is this administration and apparently the democrats goal – but destroying the military who MIGHT or might not remember the oath they took to protect and defend the Constitution is a large goal. Obama said loudly that he wanted a “civilian” army, armed as well as the military army. Who do YOU think is going to use all that ammo and killing stuff – the civilian arms of government have been buying? It won’t be some private or pfc – it’s going to be some government agent – his civil army.

    Did you pay any attention to Obama’s UN speech – we HAVE no credibility in the world today. Our generals and admirals are politicians first and tacticians next. There is NO Smedley D Butler that actually has SOME honor in being in the military. Look at the debacle when Marines at the embassies don’t even carry live ammo anymore. I was in Switzerland – even we carried live ammo. Every word out of his mouth is a lie or a submission to the Muslims – of which he IS one. AND American SHEEP don’t care.

    Our military have not done one deed since WWII to “DEFEND” the United States. Name it – Korea? Vietnam? Iraq? Afghanistan? LIbya? not only that our military are losers at it – Iraq is NOW under the sway of IRAN, Libya and Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood, Vietnam communism, Korea is split and the only reason S Korea is still viable is because we prop them up. Afghanistan was a loser to start – even the Soviet Union whose aim was to conquer and put the Afghani’s under it’s thumb backed away with their tail between their legs – we laughed then – now we are in the same position. We spit in the face of ALL of our old allies and denigrate the only one we have in the middle east – supplying money and arms to the enemies of Israel. We make everyone a hero that puts on a uniform – and they are not. A hero is someone that accomplishes something, wins the war, kills the enemy – we have John McCain – POW – that’s not a hero however laudable it was that he went to war and was unfortunate enough to be captured and survive. Countries and armies go to war for three reasons – revenge, loot, or to add land and resources to their empire – they don’t go to war and win to “build” democracy in countries. Osama bin Laden is dead (maybe) but as the Libyan al Qaeda said – there are three million more Osama’s.

    Americans are all talk and no show – ever see the picture of the Marines in the parade carrying Old Glory and the ONLY person standing is a guy in a wheel chair. Do you THINK Americans care that Obama doesn’t put his hand over his heart when the National Anthem is sung or played?

    Comment by rd44th — September 26, 2012 @ 11:38 AM | Reply

  3. Our military should be patrolling our southern border to protect it and American citizens from the continued invasion of our country by illegal trespassing foreign nationals. THAT would be “protecting” America.

    Comment by rd44th — September 26, 2012 @ 11:43 AM | Reply

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