Without taking a stand on whether Republicans should or should not vote for a budget, I would like to know how in any Republican’s world it is acceptable to vote for a budget that cuts military pensions. The cut is to their COLA increases.
The military are the only ones being told they have to accept a cut to their pensions.
Our men and women currently serving in war-torn hell holes now know that they are being used to fill a $6 billion dollar gap while $4.5 billion was spent to advertise Obamacare and while countless billions are wasted on government extravagances, waste and fraud.
Paul Ryan and Patty Murray worked out this two-year bipartisan budget deal, 169 Republicans voted for it, it then moved on to the Senate where they have voted for cloture. Twelve Republicans voted to move the budget to cloture.
In addition to hurting the military, the budget’s only cuts are imaginary future cuts and the budget next year increases by $69 billion.
While federal employee salaries were cut, it is only for new employees who take the job knowing what their pension will be.
In the case of the military, men and women who signed up, and were even severely injured, did so with a contract we are not honoring.
Republicans joining Democrats to invoke cloture include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio).
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