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Obama cuts military health care benefits, leaves unionized civilians untouched

Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon writes of a growing controversy in Congress and the Pentagon over the Obama administration’s latest brainstorm for cutting our defense budget:

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.

(Emphasis mine.)  Military personnel have voiced some understandable concerns about this little scheme, which could “severely impact efforts to recruit and maintain a high-quality all-volunteer military force.”  Here’s why:

Significantly, the plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 78 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 3 times current levels.

According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.

The new plan hits active duty personnel by increasing co-payments for pharmaceuticals and eliminating incentives for using generic drugs.

Veterans will also be hit with a new annual fee for a program called Tricare for Life, on top of the monthly premiums they already pay, while some benefits will become “means-tested” in the manner of a social program – treating them like welfare instead of benefits for military service.  Naturally, this is all timed to begin next year and “avoid upsetting military voters in a presidential election year,” according to critics.

There will be congressional hearings on the new military health care policies next month.  Opposition is building in Congress, and among veterans’ organizations, including the VFW, which has “called on all military personnel and the veterans’ community to block the health care increases.”

Retired Navy Capt. Kathryn M. Beasley, of the Military Officers Association of America, said the Military Coalition, 32 military service and veterans groups with an estimated 5 million members, is fighting the proposed healthcare increases, specifically the use of mean-testing for cost increases.

“We think it’s absolutely wrong,” Beasley told the Free Beacon. “This is a breach of faith” for both the active duty and retiree communities.

A strong opponent has already emerged in the House of Representatives:

“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.”

Besides relieving the pressure for spending reductions in the many, many programs that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party would rather fund than benefits for soldiers, an important Obama political objective is served by these cuts:

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.

In other words, this is part of the overall strategy to dump as many Americans as possible into those budget-blasting “public exchanges,” which were already on course to cost at least $460 billion by 2019.  The Heritage Foundation completed a study last year that concluded this cost could more than double, if enough private-sector employers decide to wash their hands of Obama’s health-care nightmare and dump their employees into the public exchanges… and that study didn’t anticipate a tidal wave of military veterans sliding into the deficit pit. 

The long-term goal of provoking utter collapse in the ObamaCare “hybrid” of public control and private insurance will be met more swiftly, paving the way for the same people who shoved the ObamaCare fraud down America’s throat to declare the only real solution is a total government takeover: single-payer socialized medicine. 

Congratulations, soldiers!  You’ve been “recruited” into an operation Barack Obama considers much more important than national defense.  That’s a fair assessment, isn’t it, liberals?  After all, you’re always insisting that public funding is the sole measure of how much “America cares” about any other topic.  Cutting those compulsory tax “investments” means the heartless budget-cutter just doesn’t “care” about the people who will be “harmed” by the cuts.  That must certainly apply to the military – one of the very few programs our central government actually is authorized to spend money on by the Constitution.  If not, can you explain why not?

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  • BostonMary

    And don’t forget that The Obama Family, all White House Czars, all Obama Administration Flunkies, US Senators and Congressmen are ALL exempt from Obamacare!

  • Dustoff

    I saw that earlier. Thanks for posting it DOC

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    If one part’s insurance is cut, everyone should have to share in the pain. Cut all or cut none…but don’t pick-and-choose.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    It will never happen as long as Republicans control the House. Beside that, the Senate Democrats are not going to pass a budget.

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    If no budget is passed, no one gets paid. A budget will have to be passed.

  • Dustoff

    It’s a simple answer Adam.  If anyone thinks the dem’s or say O-dumber care about  the military their lying.

  • Dustoff

    LET’s hope not. 

  • Dustoff

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh Adam. When was the last time the Senate dems passed a budget

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    This is just Obama…it remains to be seen what Congress thinks.

  • http://twitter.com/Doc_0 John Hayward

    A budget must be passed to keep the government running?  That’s so thousand-days-ago of you, Adam.  You have to stop living in the past.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FSHD4XI7ENVPGYIBSFAXJ745A tim

    What balls this man pretends to have!During election year cuts cuts cuts, won’t drill ,cant drill!

    Republicans made a huge mistake by not trying to impeach him.

  • Dustoff

    BULL…………. the dem’s have always cut the military first. Know your history Adam, 

  • Dustoff

    They can’t (yet) tim. 

  • endpork

    As a veteran of the U.S Navy Seabees… I would say that that BHO has lost the majority of the Military vote.

    Some will vote for him, unfortunately because of the color of his skin.

     This from a man who married a woman of color.

  • Wxcynic

    I’m on tricare and am eligible for Tricare for life in a couple months. I can tolerate it if they cut my benefits so long it is shared by all as Adam posted.  If they only cut me, off to war we go.  I don’t think even the dems would go along with anything this dumb.  Probably another bomblet designed to shape an issue to make the repubs look foolish.  Everything this administration does is well designed towards a nefarious purpose.  Their slogan should be the “Great Manipulators”.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    As the others have noted, you are somewhat behind the times. The Democrats have devised their own method of governance, the “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Budget” way of doing business.

  • tnraddoc

    Is Newt Speaker again?  

    This is exactly what he did when he was speaker- cut military and retiree benefits while saying “you have to honor the contracts with the unions- they’re contracts”.  Benefits for the military and retired are just promises to be broken.

    Which is exactly why I hate him and will never vote for him.

  • GomeznSA

    Oh I don’t know – there are ample things over which he could be impeached – the spineless house repubs are just ‘unwilling’ to do so lest they be called raaacciiissttts (I mean it isn’t like that has happened already). 

  • GomeznSA

    Ummm – do you really think that the lack of a budget will prevent ‘them’ from figuring a way to institute whatever cuts they want to institute?

  • GomeznSA

    So ‘no one gets paid’ eh?
    Can you say ‘continuing resolutions’? I knew you could ;-)

  • Dustoff

    It takes a HIGH standard to reach that point.  NOT that I don’t want to loon out of office, but remember what happened after the Clinton mess.

    Sorry can’t go down road with you.  Let’s just kick him out in Nov. 

  • GomeznSA

    You know (if you will only admit it to yourself) that that is NOT the way things work in obamaland. The pick and choose (especially when it concerns groups or businesses that support them) syndrome is exactly how this bunch does everything.

  • GomeznSA

    Yep those of us that were in the military when jimmycarter and billclinton were ‘governing’ don’t have to learn it from the history books – we ‘survived’ those ‘peace dividend’ years………………….

  • GomeznSA

    OK – we’ll have to agree to disagree – though it seems to me that things like the takeover of GM, ‘loans’ to outfits like solyndra, violations of the war powers act, and that pesky Fast & Furious debacle just to name a few,ought to be more than enough to reach the ‘high crimes and misdemeanors threshold.

  • GomeznSA

    John – good article (as per usual) but I think you missed one major point: the civilian government workers are overwhelmingly union members. The military (so far!) isn’t. Since there are more civilian federal employees by far than there are members of the military, which group do you realistically think that obama and his handlers will ‘tempt’ more in order to support him? Can you imagine how much union (at all levels) support he would lose if he said they had to sacrifice their ‘fair share’?

  • Guest

    You can forget about an all-volunteer Army,they will have to reinstate the draft and there will be fierce resistance.

  • confedgal

    Doc, you really need to watch yourself. I almost got coffee all over my monitor.

  • confedgal

    Yes they can, can we all say Libya?

  • BigBoa

    How dare ANYONE suggest that union workers should have to contribute to their health care!

    They threaten to strike when they’re asked to contribute $25 a month. Anyone else who works in the real world knows that THEIR premiums probably actually INCREASE by more than that a month every year. But union workers, especially the “typical” union worker, had to go through the 10th grade, so THEY’RE “entitled”………

  • BigBoa

    Perhaps you should contact DC……they haven’t passed a budget in over 3 years…….

  • confedgal

    For right now you have to take Fast & Furious off the list. While you and I both know it goes to the highest levels in the government right now the idiots in congress are having trouble even proving Holder knew about it much less had a hand in it. I can assure you Holder will fall on his sword before he allows the “investigation” to reach the white house occupant. 

  • BigBoa

    O’Bozo has committed more than enough crimes to be “impeached”. That is, if he is even a legitimate president.

    However, the GOP has been rendered completely impotent for just the reason you state. The mighty Boa has pointed this out numerous times. It is also the reason they caved in the debt limit debacle. Until they grow a spine and show some fortitude, the mighty Boa will no longer support them. They refuse to run a worthy candidate, and the mighty Boa suspects they’ve already surrendered the office to O’Bozo once again. They fear the race riots that would ensue if O’Bozo were to lose. What they overlook is that O’Bozo doesn’t plan on going anywhere anyway and would steal or suspend the election if they weren’t willing to hand it to him.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    In this case, they cannot accomplish such a change without Congressional approval.

  • rdman_VietVet

     Ditto BULL……… In Viet Nam, the North Vietnamese were on the verge of defeat and giving up after TET when the democrap cowards in congress caved and defunded us. That resulted in the regional power vacuum and the killing fields in VN, Cambodia and Laos where millions were slaughtered by Ho, Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge.

    58000+ of my brothers died for nothing… get your head out of where the sun never shines, Adam!!!!

  • Dustoff

    YET……….. they never get mad when their union dues go up?

    Hmmmm. 

  • Dustoff

    I don’t disagree with you. But high crimes.  Man it’s a long road the follow.
    The MSN would tear up the Rep’s from day one and I’m sorry to say, it would hurt us more than help. 

  • mcloven1

    are you all high and if not maybe you should be, i am a 20 year vet. i did my time and payed all my dues, as my fellow brothers and sisters in arms have done. we deserve better than this. or maybe  our government officers and representatives deserve less. enough is in fact enough. good by obama.

  • Dustoff

    Can you say Korea.   Our equipment was worn-out and so out-dated.   The North was using new aircraft and tanks/equipment.   We paid a high price for that one.

  • Dustoff

    I left as Carter came in.  But I know some who stayed in my unit in Texas. They were taking parts from other Hueys, just to keep one in flying condition. Thanks to Carter & the dem’s.

  • BigBoa

    And rather than the TAXPAYERS bailing out union pension plans, why don’t other UNIONS do it? Isn’t that the point of the UNION?? All big happy groups of brothers taking care on one another? But no,,, O’Bozo bails all of them out so they don’t get mad at him and stop voting for him.

    Granted, it’s money well spent. On his part, that is…..

  • GomeznSA

    Not to mention the direct assistance of and intervention by the russians. Everyone pretty well knew it was happening but no one wanted to publicly admit it. It is being talked about in some circles now – but the concept is that it is ancient history so who cares…………….

  • GomeznSA

    That’s your own fault for drinking while reading ;-)

  • AgTrotter

    “If one part’s insurance is cut, everyone should have to share in the pain. Cut all or cut none…but don’t pick-and-choose.”

    Yeah, service to and sacrifice for our Nation be damned. /s

    Adam, this is one group that I am very willing to “pick-and-choose”.

  • PR_Ohio

     They haven’t passed a budget since B’roke took office. All he does is scream and throw his tantrums demanding increases in the debt ceiling and threatening that SS checks may not go out if he doesn’t get his way.

    Are you really so ignorant that you don’t know this? Of course you are, what was I thinking?

  • MicahStone

     obozocare is not about healthcare. It’s about lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist CONTROL of one-sixth of the US economy, lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist WEALTH AND INCOME RE-DISTRIBUTION, lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist EXPANSION OF ABORTIONS WITH TAXPAYER MONEY, lunatic-left destruction of the Catholic Religion and every other Christian religion that opposed it’s dictates and unlimited lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist NANNY STATE COMMANDS and RULES for the American people.

    Remember this LIE from OBOZO: “if you like your current heath plan, you can keep your current health plan” ?

    In addition to being an insult to the US Constitution, obozocare is an affront to the American people. It must be removed, along with each and every lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist that supports it.

    Our new president, along with the new Republican controlled House and Senate must, as their  first official act, repeal obozocare, then tear it up into a million pieces, burn the pieces, bury the ashes and cover the burial site with 1000 tons of concrete.

  • PR_Ohio

     Unions are socialism. Of course they will bankrupt because sustainability is in their commie genes. And likewise, they will NEVER take responsibility for their failures and will demand government bailouts just like progressive fascists always do.

  • PR_Ohio

    Happened exactly that way in Ohio. Gov. Kasich got Senate Bill 5 passed which required a meager 10% (maximum) contribution by union gubmint workers (I use the term “worker” loosely) towards their healthcare and pensions – and they went ballistic. Unions spent a gazillion dollars in propaganda to put SB5 on the ballot during a “special Election” (which means an off-year election where they know turnout will be lower) and their brainwashed minions managed to overturn it. So gumbimt workers will continue to have 100% of their perks paid for at taxpayer expense, because after all, they are special and deserve it d@mmit!

    As it is, Ohio is back on course careening towards bankruptcy with no relief to the taxpayer or sanity regarding gubmint pay or benefits anywhere in sight. Like with Gov Walker, threats of recall and personal threats against Gov. Kasich by union commies are plentiful and naturally ignored by the MSM.

  • BigBoa

    And “unions” are why people should not dismiss “occupy” the way they do. The occupy bums are merely being used to get the “groundwork” in place. As union thugs take it over, it will get a lot more violent.

    This is one of the reasons that the people should have disbanded them. Stop waiting for “government” or “law enforcement” to do it. They aren’t going to. But once the union thugs get established instead, it will be a lot more difficult to do.

  • CaptainAhab

    Free up the private sector from massive amounts of government regulations and meddling with the free market .  That way the government workers won’t have a difficult time finding REAL work in the private sector (when President Ron Paul cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget!).  Freedom is the answer!!  Elect Ron Paul!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Yeah, white!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Jerkoff, (As Pentagon chief from 1989 to 1993, Cheney canceled or cut back many of the  weapons programs — bombers, fighter planes, tanks — from the armed forces.) You are the one who doesn’t know history!

  • AKgunguy

    I am also a Veteran, USMC and I would agree that BHO has significantly damaged any support he might have  had from the military.
    Isn,t it injteresting how when the politicos attack the very Americans who put it ALL on the line to protect our Freedoms, the Liberals have no objetion?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Small price to pay to be taken care of the rest of your life!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Yeah, I’m not sure why as many times as we hear, He can’t do that and he does it and wipes his butt with the Constitution everyday, no impeachment talk??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Yeah, let’s ask the old GM shareholders that got hosed how they liked the deal they got while they handed the union a gift only to eventually go under in the future due to unsustainability!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    You really don’t think that freakshow would gut the military the first chance he got??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    I’m not quite where you are yet but will be soon (still serving). To me it’s not about being able to survive the cuts but the breach of promise and always being at the mercy of the politicians forever with no security.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    I agree, still serving, and now they’re basically saying, thanks for the 10 years of war and multiple deployments, we can’t stop spending so we need to take away the future you were promised. First it was the proposed attack on our pensions now this!

  • Nancy_Gray

    I think the Post Office is union but I’m pretty sure there is a law against most Federal Employees unionizing.  State employees are usually union.  Obama is trying to unionize TSA, I’m not sure if he’s been successful or not.  Since unions are contrary to capitalism, no wonder the Marxist in Chief loves them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roscoe-Bonnifitucci/100000459519027 Roscoe Bonnifitucci

    Hmmm…..Unions kept whole.  Non-Union reduced benefits.  Communists like Unions.  Obama raised by Communists.  Does fruit fall far from the tree?  Time for this bozo to go away before he harms the Republic more.  

  • Nancy_Gray

    Liberals tolerate the military in a Democratic administration.  It is hard for them to hide their contempt but they try.

    Thank you for your service.

  • Nancy_Gray

    Vile Racist!

  • Nancy_Gray

     If there were an ounce of moral fiber in either House Obama would be under impeachment proceedings right now.   His numerous violations of our Constitution are an abomination.  His un-Constitutional attack on the Catholic Church is a travesty.

  • hooy

    if hating obama makes someone a racist,then i’m a racist. it’s not his skin i hate , its his brain

  • Nancy_Gray

     Can you say “GREECE?”  What’s happening in Greece is our future if we don’t turn this ship.

  • Nancy_Gray

     20 years ago in the private sector we were pretty much told that we’d contribute to our benefits or find another job.  No one tried to negotiate with us, that’s just the way it was.

  • GomeznSA

    Yep – unless we manage to institute universal military service – like the Swiss and the Israelis do. If everybody has to serve then everybody will either gain or lose based on how the military and retirees get treated.

  • Nancy_Gray

     Sorry Ahab, I find the man plain weird.

  • GomeznSA

    Sure didn’t stop obamacare did it…………………?

  • confedgal

    LOL!!!!

  • confedgal

    What brain?

  • confedgal

    Well, impeachment HAS to start in the house. If they did impeach him then the senate wouldn’t convict. That being said, the house should do its job and impeach him anyway.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RXSOX4KCWAIZNN3P6IP2XWX4M HMichaelH

     No, Nancy……Federal Employees ARE unionized….NTEU, AFGE, NFFE are some of the Unions who have Federal Employees as members.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RXSOX4KCWAIZNN3P6IP2XWX4M HMichaelH

     Oh, you want it to be fair!!!!!  You are a silly person.

  • hooy

    well i guess i can learn something every day. i thought only the president could cut programs. can’t picture the pentagon willingly cutting any programs

  • michaelprob

    mcloven1:
       Do as I have just done – write both your senators as well as your US representative.  They have allowed ObamaCare to be passed and now they will sit on their hands while Panetta (just another Obama toadie) cuts the guts out of TRICARE for retirees, as well as active duty families.  If our elected folks will not help us, let us vote them out in a few months.  This b.s. has gone on far too long.

  • Wumingren

    This falls under the category of “Punishing your enemy.” Most public union members vote Democrat, while most members of the armed forces vote Republican.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RXSOX4KCWAIZNN3P6IP2XWX4M HMichaelH

     Where did you get the idea that if no budget is passed, no one will get paid?  This Administration hasn’t passed a budget in the last three years.  Who hasn’t gotten paid?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IICTJ5PHHUKZP5U27AKQI3V4RI Arby

    someone needs to just shoot the SOB- I did my 20 yrs and all this bstrd has done is dismantle what I worked hard for !!! (and i dont have a crppy union to go whining to.. what a huge POS this baboon is

  • Concerned4America

    Keep in mind that Civilian defense workers are under the same rules as all other Civil Service workers which are not the same as the rules for the uniformed services. In the past the military has been given benefits that civilians don’t get like pay raises and health care after retirement.

    This does not excuse cutting benefits that were promised to the military or breaking the nations contract with military retirees but it should not be a wedge issue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IICTJ5PHHUKZP5U27AKQI3V4RI Arby

    hmmmm million dollar election?… a bullet?…. hmmmmmmmmmm

  • AgTrotter

    I really don’t think that is called for. You can certainly disagree with a sitting President, but you’ve crossed the line with your rhetoric.

  • kevin3456

    Obamas handler knows exactly what he is doing. He is bankrupting this country financially as Reagan did to the USSR. He is demoralizing the military by letting the queers serve openly. This will cause fewer people to enlist. This means less combat troops, ships will go to sea undermanned or be mothballed. This is what the liberals want. Obama wants our nuclear warheads to be reduced to 300 while other countries are increasing theirs. The way it is going we will be in worse shape than Greece which is one reason that he wants to ignore the second amendment and take away all of our guns. He is planning on riots ion our streets. 

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     You better back it up a notch or two buddy, AgTrotter is right, you have crossed the line. You may disagree with him, but NEVER advocate violence against the president.

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     You are just an idiot who shows up here, spews your mindless verbal diarrhea and then slithers away. 

  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

     Wil’s just a mindless troll, ignore it. Anytime it’s challenged by facts, it has to spew liberal DNC talking points and run away. 

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    Ohio has no recall provision, unlike Wisconsin. As for the personal threats, the Ohio State Police should be investigating every one of them seriously.

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    That was purely a numbers game—Republicans at the time did not have the votes to even launch filibuster. (That changed the week after PPACA passed.)

  • hooy

    actualy i think the sun does shine up his ass

  • jkclm

    To me this goes way beyond whether or not you are Catholic. Why should I be forced to pay for someone else’s sex habits. These expenses should be the sole responsibility of the individual who wants to partake in this activity. What happened to accountability for onesself. Oh, I forgot, Obama is running everyone’s lives now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jjimsandi Jim Burns

    Why do congressmen get so much and don’t put their life on the line for us and some idiot takes benefits from service personell—I am ashamed of the American people for allowing the way we treat our service people–such a shame

  • Newtsupporter

    If someone shoots the SOB as suggested, he can go right to heaven and get 72 virgins.  Sounds o.k.

  • gordythreehorses

     there is only one way and one way only.grab your weapons and lets have 1776 all over again!

  • gordythreehorses

     i say hang that stupid asshole nazi socialist, UNTIL HE IS DEAD! ARE WE CLEAR COMRAD!

  • gordythreehorses

     ME THINKS THERE IS TROLL SHIT ABOVE ME!

  • gordythreehorses

     HOW DO YOU LIKE BEING CANNON FODDER FOR YOUR BETTERS.

  • gordythreehorses

     YOU MEAN THE FLY INSPECTORS

  • gordythreehorses

     WHO WOULD WANT TO BE LIKE A JEW? OR A SWISS MONEY COCKROACH

  • gordythreehorses

     SILLY FAGGOT, DICKS ARE FOR CHICKS

  • macmac100

    Hey Ag  crawl back into your hole!

  • justinwachin

    Election day is coming. While it is good to lobby for fairness now, these folks need to understand that their best option is to change the commander in chief in November. Mr. Obama’s reign of error will hopefully end on Jan. 20, 2013.

  • Guest

    After reading this article, my blood just boils!

  • rdman_VietVet

    GEEEEEZ… there it goes again, coffee through my nose and all over the place!! LMAO!!!

    What ya’ think… bad sunburn or sun stroke?????

  • AKgunguy

    You are SO CORRECT when you says Unions are anti Capitalist. I continuly write posts explaining the reality of Unions being nothing more than a piece of Communism, and continuly get hacked on gor it. I tis real simple America,
    If you take the time to read the Communist Manifesto then immediatly read just about any Union Constitution you’ll see they are mirrors. Rather that the union const. is a mirror of the Manifesto.
    Oh wait did I just suggest that Americans should read? I did not mean that. Americans no longer read, what am I thinking?
    If Americans were readers the’d have read their own Constitution and Declaration of Independance, maybe even recently. There is no way the average American has read
    the affore mentioned Founding Documents in years. If they had our country wouldn’t be in the shape it’s in today. Heck, If Americans had read the US Const. in the early part of the 1900′s there isn’t a chance in HELL guys like W. Wilson and FDR, would have ever been elected. Oh damn I forgot Teddy Rooosevelt probably wouldn’t have been elected either. TR is the one who really started the class warfare business as usual in our country, in the political sense anyway.
    Unions = Communism, AYN RAND tried explaining this to Americans for her entire life and……. well we did not want toread her books either.

    In Fact if you pick up and read the Old Bible, (Now I’ve realy crossed a line)
    you’ll see that every time the Isrealites challenged God’s authority and tried to install
    their own man made leadership it failed. In Exodus they tried out Communism/Socialism before it was cool and in the end it really didn’t work.

    WOW, that took a lot of words to say Americans don’t read and History repeats itself!

    Americans, do yourself a favor, Go read a BOOK, start with the Founding Documents, then continue through the listed books in this post. You will be better off for it.

  • AKgunguy

    That would be true only if the Koran were true, and since it is merely a Fairy Tale I guess in the Hypothetical intance that was being bantied about Obummer wouldn’t even have that pleasure. In that same Hypothetical, I find it hard to feel bad for him anyways.

  • AKgunguy

    Ron Paul 2012!!
    Amen dude

  • AKgunguy

    weird, possibly. Ron Paul is the only person in the current race that even understands the term Small Govt. let alone wants to see one in this country again.

  • rdman_VietVet

    I wonder how any person could expect to be re-elected for a second term with all the destroy America crap he has shoved down our throats during his first term and especially now during the last year of his first term.

    Worrying  big-time about the 2012 election… Obama must certainly have some evil scheme up his sleeve to steal the election and take over the country like Chavez in Venezuela and Ortega in Nicaragua.  He’s not going to go quietly and gracefully.  

  • rdman_VietVet

    Like Savage says, VERMIN!!

  • AgTrotter

    When a dumbass who espouses assasination of a President tells me to “crawl back into your hole”, I take honor in that.

    I sense a leftist plant.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    ? Obamacare was passed in both the House and Senate and signed into law by Obama.

  • redwolf6911

     Obama still thinks he is going to be re-elected with this type of idiocy?  He thinks by putting it off until next year , that veterans and active military won’t notice of the sharp increases, while leaving the Unions alone?  What planet does this guy live on.  When this gets out, the Republicans will gain even more support.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JKYECDK63I2B3CFZHKW2VRAAA Richard

    I was high on patriotism once, when seven others and I took the oath in February 1960 and joined the USN.  And I got high again while cheerleading for Goldwater.  And the last time was when Reagan beat the peanut farmer.  But never, ever, did I get high on drugs.  Drugs are for spineless weak people.

  • demsdaones

     Obama is going to win reelection…it won’t even be close

  • demsdaones

     FOR WHAT? He did nothing wrong w/catholic church. Bishops are keeping that one running. They are the ones who covered up for priests. Impeachment….LOL. NO IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES. You just can’t impeach a Pres because he annoys you.

  • demsdaones

     why don’t you talk to Santorum about the constitution? All psychotic paranoia. Take your meds.

  • demsdaones

     “Oh I don’t know”. Name  one impeachable offense. IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. You can’t, there aren’t any. You want to impeachable him, you hate him…but there is nothing. He will win reelection. Deal with that.

  • demsdaones

     common sense. Vote him out and hate him, but he has done nothing to warrant impeachment.

  • Daveevad1

    After which Nancy Pelosi finally announced what was in the bill.

  • Daveevad1

    Harry Reid would never let it come to a vote – and the Democrats still control the Senate anyway, BHO would never be impeached by this Senate.

  • demsdaones

    I’m reporting you and have them hunt you down, you sick bastard. (and there are 7 “likes”…killing a President? 

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    I suspect she still doesn’t know what is in it.

  • demsdaones

     you’re sick.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Filling positions requiring the advice and consent of the Senate without confirmation while Congress was still in session. Of course, the Senate would never convict and it would be foolish to impeach at this point.

  • Daveevad1

    They’re only allowed to get mad if their union says they can.

    And Trumka, Gettelfinger, Stern, Mary Kay, and the rest of the crime syndicate tell them to STFU when they raise their vig.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Yes, there are several of them running around here, Kos mercenaries I suspect. Let’s shoot them instead :)

  • demsdaones

     Bush did it all the time…why is that different?

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    Bush never appointed a position requiring advice and consent while Congress was in session.

  • demsdaones

     January 4, 2012, during a three-day recess between two pro forma sessions of the Senate, the
    White House announced President Obama’s intent to make four recess appointments. The
    appointment took place shortly after the second session of the 112th Congress convened and thus
    was not an intersession recess, but rather an intrasession recess. The recess and pro forma
    sessions had been set as part of the Senate schedule for the period of December 20, 2011, through
    January 23, 2012, established by unanimous consent on December 17, 2011.

    Mr Liberal, please get your facts straight. Thank you.

  • demsdaones

     I’m liberal and you are a liberal jerk (they are on both sides) causing problems. Let people have their say. I don’t agree with them at all but  its a free country.

  • demsdaones

     I agree with you! Share the wealth, share the pain EQUALLY.

  • demsdaones

     its a right wing website, what do you expect? Its not the truth….

  • Guest

    Actually, they can.  They can’t convict in the Senate, but the House can impeach.

    And they should, to help all this stay in the news.

  • Guest

    Dustoff, the House only needs a simple majority vote to impeach.

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    It is not my facts that are wrong but your own. It is the House that determines when Congress is out of session and by Constitutional mandate no one chamber may go out of session without the approval of the other. The House refused and gaveled every three days in accordance with Constitutional requirements. Therefore the Congress was never out of session during the time frame you mention.

  • Guest

    I read in on CNN first.  Try again.

  • demsdaones

     Obama’s budget for
    fiscal year 2012 increases the overall Veterans Affairs budget by more
    than 10 percent. The numbers are big: from $53 billion in FY 2010 to
    almost $59 billion in FY 2012.

    It provides new benefits for veterans’ caregivers, including health
    care and mental health services, and invests nearly $1 billion in VA
    services for homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless.

    The White House pointed us to several examples of how VA services have
    been beefed up, summed up in a comment Obama made in 2009:

    “We dramatically increased funding for veterans’ health care: more care
    for women’s veterans, for our wounded warriors from Iraq and
    Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic
    brain injuries,” The President said at a 2009 signing of a bill that funds veterans’ medical care a year in advance.

    Separately, PolitiFact has given Obama seven Promise Kept ratings on pledges he made to improve services to veterans, compared with zero Promise Brokens.

    I did cut and paste. This lazy liberal has to get to work. g night (like only libs are on welfare)

  • Retired68

    I spent 20 years in the service of our nation. Now I am regretting using my life to protect idiots like those in Government. I spent 20 years to get only 50% of my pay. Anyone in Congress only has to spend 4 years to get 100% of their pay. Somewhere there is a gross inequity. I promised to put my life on the line 24 hours a day. Congress promised to line their pockets 24 hours a day. I only have medicare and Tricare-4-life as a medical cushion which they are threatening to take away from me and they have free medical attention for them and their families for life guarenteed. Some people don’t understand the travesty that Congress have performed on whole at the expense of not only the service personnel but the people of the US at large. We all are paying for their largesse at our own degradation. GOD BLESS THE US OF OLD!!!!!

  • Guest

    Wah wah wah!

  • Guest

    :)

  • Guest

    Yeah, keep whistling past the graveyard lib.

  • Guest

    Dr. Paul is not weird, he just doesn’t mince words.

    I disagree with him on some things, enough to not vote for him, but he does make a lot of sense.

    Try checking out his web site.  You might be pleasantly surprized, even educated.  In spite of his being shrill, don’t be so quick to buy into the liberal hype.

  • Guest

    In the case of Switzerland and Israel,the Israelis are surrounded by 200 million Arabs hell-bent on destroying Israel and with only 7 million people they need anybody who can handle a gun.The country of Switzerland has existed for 800 years surrounded by European turmoil and the fact the Swiss has a 70 percent rate of gun ownership is a big reason Germany never invaded in both world wars and the fact Switzerland minds its own business when conflicts break out.The  U.S. has vast oceans and friendly borders which helps keep us safe for the most part.The big problem is this country gets involved in conflicts it has no business getting involved in and we have seen too many conflicts fought half-assed,Korea and Vietnam being two glaring examples.Universal military service is not going to fly the way our record has been the last 60 years.Too many fine young men getting killed and for what?

  • vieteravet

    Cowardly democrat, go figure!

  • vieteravet

    We shouldn’t say things like that, for now let’s just think it!  It keeps us safe!

  • vieteravet

    Yeah with dumb$h!ts like you voting we may become the new communist western block!

  • vieteravet

    I think he would, put us all on the $h!tty end of the stick!

  • vieteravet

    I’m ateacher and they should have hauled all those WS loser to jail. I like Walker, kick those unions in the a$$!

  • vieteravet

    I don’t remember that happening and I retired in 1995!

  • vieteravet

    Only 35% of the military voted for Obamanuts, 85% blacks, 30% females and 15% whites.  I may be off a little but not much.

  • vieteravet

    He has no morals, Black Liberation Theology, F all whiteys!  Sorry that sounds racist but that was the church he was in for 20 years.  Good ole Rev. Wright!

  • vieteravet

    Where has he broke with the Constitution.  Gov’t can make no laws resticting practice of religion, and can not promote any religion.  I think Curious George (Obama) has tried to re-write his own Constitution!

  • lawnranger

    Count and Countess Barackula should not throw stones when living in the glass house. 171 parties  so far and only in office three years,the countess has taken 16 trips  so far last one The Marquise de Ski in colorado. Millions of tax payers dollars.  But let us cut benfits to those who gave their all, parts of their bodies,families and sanity.Ideal cut goverment wages,benfits to all to inc lue senate and congress to same level as the armed forces. Do same for Bammyy and Mammmy .After all armed force personal gave ,the goverment only takes. Time for them to give back!!!!!!!!! As for DEMSDAONES  people are born with intelligence it is after getting a education that you become stupid. You must have a doctorer degree !!!!!! Right now we give 120 million in benefits to dead federal employes,30 million to Pakistani Mango Farmers,17.8 in aid to china ,10 million to remake Sesame Street for Pakistan . Barack Obama is really Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.  Facts DEMSDAONES FACTS !!!!!!!!

  • 2richard1

    I’m not a supporter of Ron Paul too radical but Captain Ahab is right to eliminate all the meddling by the government in terms of health care.  Again coming to the forefront is an Obama esque nightmare with the fraud in Texas with Medicare.  THis was the very thing Reagan denounced in the Foran Bill in the early 60′s a socialist foothold and pretty soon freedoms are dissipated and the power to choose is eliminated.  That is what is so important about this election to elect a free market President or this socialist monstrosity we’ve been putting up with the past 3 years.  Let freedom ring loud and true for Romney and overturn this aberration we’ve had and get back on the right track.  Raise that flag at Iwo Jima because that is what is at stake.   

  • Ken White

    Nope. Dumbshit is wrong!

  • billwhit1357

    As a Vet, I find this disgusting, just as I find Obama’s nonLeadership and policies disgusting, especially the ROE, that are getting our men killed, but, what do you expect from someone who never served a day in his life, except for serving any American Hater with adoration.  The military isn’t Husseins voting base, they know he hates them, but Union Blood Suckers are his voting base because he bows to them just as he bows and grovels before our adversaries.

  • PR_Ohio

    I never said the unions had an actual case, nor implied that the police weren’t doing their jobs, only that unionized antics are virtually unreported because after all, you wouldn’t want to paint the typical SEIU type unions and their drones in a negative light now would you? But unions are socialist by nature, their propaganda ridiculously divisive and union members are  easily brainwashed and prone to threats of violence (and actual violence) as a result.

    It’s laughable to listen to listen to them. My company does a fair amount of municipal work in Ohio (and elsewhere) and you will be hard pressed to find anyone more entitlement-minded or union brainwashed into the “woe is me” mentality (even though they typically make more than they would for the same job in the private sector) than government employees. Oh the sacrifices they make with having to show up for work, free medical insurance, cushy pensions, and low performance expectations compared to us schmucks in the private sector who actually have to be productive at work, pay large portions of our medical insurance and high deductibles, nearly all of our own retirement savings, and then pay our taxes to pay for all these government salaries and 100% of their bennies.

    (Now just as a disclaimer, SOME government employees are not useless or brainwashed, but choose gubmint over no employment.)

  • TampaMike50

     Same here; I’m  a 26 year vet and I’ve seen my TRICARE and secondary health costs both TRIPLE from 2008 to 2012.  And that’s BEFORE any of his ObamaCare nonsense even kicks in!!!  He’ll put us all in the poor house and on food stamps–which is probably exactly what he wants, the socialistic BASTARD!!!!  THROW HIM OUT ON HIS ASS IN NOV!!!!!!!

  • demsdaones

     reporting someone who wants the President shot is being a coward? You have issues. SERIOUS issues.

  • demsdaones

     yes, that’s an adult, mature reply. The FBI can track you down too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Yes! I can’t believe there’s actually people out there that think Panetta is for the military. Just another Crony appointee who will definately take all he can from the military. They’ll just keep testing the bounderies to see what they can get away with and as we all know once something gets taken away it never comes back.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    The Dems aren’t worried, it’s their arrogence showing through. They think there’s no way they’re going to lose. It’s no wonder, they’ve gotten away with so much already, four more and we’re all done!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Yeah, how’s that working out for you? Quite well I guess as long as you don’t want a job and can stay on unemployment or welfare indefinately, and who pays for that? The half of the country that doesn’t pay taxes? That’s ok we’ll just take away from our Vets futures.

  • Wxcynic

    The government, both state and federal, has made promises they can not keep.  I would rather we keep our republic and the military strong than keep all my unsustainable benefits.  Do the math, it can not continue as is.  Congress can make laws and can undo/modify them too.  We can control change or if we do nothing, it will control us. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    VA benefits have nothing to do with increased payments for Tricare and perscriptions to include active duty and their families. Not to mention the proposed attack on the military pension, decrease in the cost of living increase which doesn’t even beat inflation. It’s a nice spin you found there though. I’m guessing you never served in the military??

  • Wxcynic

    “reign of error”

    Good one!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    You’re correct, we have no security that what we were promised we will continue to get or ever get for those of us not quite there yet. There needs to be something put in place to guarantee us the things we were promised when we came into the service. If they want to make changes it should only affect new ones coming in. That way they know exactly what they’re getting. This is a travesty!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Not much longer.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Grab your weapons while you can. If we don’t vote them out I can guarantee one of the next things they’re coming after is our guns!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    The military can’t do anything except take whatever the politicians decide for us, sucks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDIIJ3EWG3HRAFJBUSTZRKW3Y James Jones

    Any veteran can utilize VA benefits, only retirees, people who served 20 or more years get the benefits in question.

  • 1uncle

    Locobama is  antiAmerican  scum. His appeal is to groups whose vote he can buy with our laws and taxes like unions and ‘ born on welfare’ deadbeats.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_644DA7VKLIYFQDAN655W5AKBMI Fed-up with Liberals

    There is a demon in the White House, I served in the Army during the Viet Nam war, and we were called every name under the sun. We were serving our Country, and now I live to this President do this. What an evil and sad day for the American soldier.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Facts? You people just spew right-wing propaganda, that is spoon fed to you by the Koch brothers, Limbaugh and Fox news!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Toe-tapping Gordy. getting his grove on. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Anyone in Congress only has to spend 4 years to get 100% of their pay…>>

    That is a lie!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Gordy, I’m assuming you are on a watch list. If not. why not?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

     The Pentagon proposes that the annual family health insurance fee for current and future military retirees making more than $45,179 in annual retirement pay — typical for middle-ranking officers who retire after two decades of service — be increased to $600 from $520 in the 2013 fiscal year. The Pentagon proposes that the fee be stepped up every year until it reaches $2,048 in 2017.
    There would be smaller fee increases for those who earn less in military retirement pay.

  • Retired68

    That is what I am given to understand. If you have any evidence to the contrary I would like to have it. By the way did you lookup the benefits of being in congress? Subject: [heo] Re: Obama cuts military health care benefits, leaves unionized civilians untouched

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    Most of us appreciate your service, don’t ever forget that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    tell us the truth

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    is a smart democrat an oxymoron? or just a moron.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    vote early and often!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    why don’t you go stand in front of him? protect him like the military protects us you p.o.s.

  • Retired68

    Thankyou for that. Many take my comments as junk.
    Subject: [heo] Re: Obama cuts military health care benefits, leaves unionized civilians untouched

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    go find a OWS website you sniveling pr_ck

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Crome/1785223283 Mike Crome

    what happens when you fools run out of our money?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Look it up!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Why do conservatives hate facts and truth?

  • WAGONTRAIN123

    YOU ARE CORRECT IN WHAT YOU HAVE SAID BUT, WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT HE IS PROPOSING IN THE NEW BUDGET FOR VETS.  

  • WAGONTRAIN123

    I AM  AN EIGHT THREE, TWO ACTIONS VET, I AM PLEASED TO THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE EXPRESSING THEMSELVES AS YOU HAVE. IT’S  REFRESHING TO KNOW THAT YOUNGER VETERANS AND NON-VETERANS KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. 

  • AKgunguy

    I’m not sure what your point is, it seems to back up that Odummer has hurt his support from the military, which I stated in my post.

  • vieteravet

    I was just backing you up!

  • AKgunguy

    Cool beans, I did not mean to make it out that you were supporting or refuteing my words. It’s hard to tell in written corr. sometimes.
    Thanks for the additional data!

  • vieteravet

    It’s just bullshit, I’ll tell my mommy on you! Pure Coward!

  • vieteravet

    Are you going to tell after you’ve satisfied yourself!

  • Jon Andreessen

    So you ever wonder what happens when a country’s military turns on their president? This could get interesting…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Crouse/100000265688038 Diane Crouse

    I agree, so we all have to make sure this goes viral.  I am posting to my wall and then an email blitz to everyone I know.  I will call and write my Senators and Congressmen as well.  My Husband is Navy See Bees Viet Nam Vet.  My brother USN Viet Nam Vet.  My son was 6yr active duty Air Force and Last year enlisted  Iowa Air Guard.  I have a nephew Active duty Army Rangers 12 yrs.  We have many family members that have served and are at rest.  This action of Obama’s is a disgrace and a travesty, deliberately aimed at true Honor and Service to our Nation, it’s protection and our Constitution.  Thank you, to all who have served, are serving and to all those families who sacrifice with them.  Never give up never give in.  We have to stop this madness.     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Crouse/100000265688038 Diane Crouse

    I agree it is what they fear and they know the rest of the Nation is still heavily armed.  That is why the big gun control pushes by the left.  They are trying every trick they can to disarm us.  I think they may try Martial law after they get their street thugs to really start to riot.  They have them all over the Country just waiting for the call to chaos.  They are getting paid to be out there protesting the 1%, ignoring their masters Obama, Ayers, Soros Union bosses are the 1%.  They will send in their back up thugs and blame it on the TEA PARTY  and Joe citizen.  Then it will be time for weapon confiscation and if we refuse, they think they will get our military to tun on us.  If that does not work they will bring in the UN and Russian troops they already have training here.  Obama and his puppet masters want to start a revolution, then a dictatorial overthrow of out Constitutional Republic.  I am not saying they will get away with this, I am saying they want to do it and think they can.  Obama has studied for this and has been primed, his masters have been infiltrating all the pillars of our society and destroying us from within.  They have weakened us to the point that they believe the time is now.  I do not care what names I may be called nor am I afraid to speak about it.  This is just how I see things unfolding.  Seek the LORD while He may yet be found.  He is our hope and our salvation.

  • BigBoa

    Diane, you are a woman after the mighty Boa’s own heart.

    Many people like to use the phrase that government will get their guns when pried from their “cold, dead hands”…… What they don’t seem to understand is that O’Bozo is prepared to accomodate them. NDAA legislation, assassination of US citizens without due process,,, these all spell a trend. Why else are police departments training with the military? Why else does nearly every police department find a need to have armored assault vehicles?

    Imagine the BATF showing up with 40 or 50 guys. They knock on your door and demand entry. Perhaps they don’t have a warrant on purpose. You refuse. In come the armored assault vehicles. They kill you, your family, and destroy your house. According to the media reports, you were a “right wing extremist”… A “terrorist” according to DHS. They report that you were “heavily armed”,,,, you had a “massive arsenal”….. Papers from your house show you were even “plotting”……

    Once the government acts in this manner, the majority of people will turn in their weapons with little prompting just to avoid being slaughtered. Some will resist, and they will be dealt with in a like manner.

    If you think this can’t happen, you should be informed that it already is. If you dare, do a google search on “cops kill innocent civilians”……. It is already happening. Notice how many of the stories mention, basically in passing, that guns were “found”. In most cases, the victim isn’t armed but yet they mention that “guns were found in the home”. Do you see any uproar? Any protests?

    When dictatorships rise to power, they always use such tactics in order to instill fear in the citizens and to make the people fall in line. The mighty Boa figured O’Bozo would do this before November but due to the fact that the GOP is handing him the election, he has bought some time and will probably wait a while longer. They’ll get as many as they can on the QT first. THEN, look out.

  • BigBoa

    The only people that take your comments as junk are the marxist, anti-American scum.

    It may be difficult, but pay them no mind. They’re morons.

    Salute, from the mighty Boa…….

  • BigBoa

    The mighty Boa has warned you for years that O’Bozo intends to steal or suspend the election.

    It appears he won’t have to. The GOP is handing it to him. Why? The mighty Boa thinks it is most likely the same reason they don’t try to impeach him, the same reason they caved on the debt limit debacle, the same reason they don’t question his eligibility, etc. They don’t want to be blamed for starting a race war.

  • BigBoa

    O’Bozo. The military man’s greatest enemy.

    Add all this together with the way he has back-stabbed our people in afghanistan. Claiming the korans were “accidentally” destroyed. They were following protocol as passed down by HIM! Those copies of the koran had been desecrated by islamic prisoners WRITING in them to pass messages. They were confiscated and destroyed THE WAY they are supposed to be. Burned. Unfortunately, they weren’t completely destroyed and the mighty Boa bets inside workers, ie afghan workers, saw to that for the purpose of creating the havoc that has been created. O’Bozo SHOULD have told the truth, but then again, we know he isn’t capable of doing that. What a jerk…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Crouse/100000265688038 Diane Crouse

    I like your point but the problem is that the main stream news media is all sold out for him and will keep covering up any real news that might hurt his chance for re- election .  Even if other news outlets get it out there, they know his base does not watch those others.  It is truly up to those of us who see what is going on here to keep informing everyone we can with truthful information, facts.   We need to write and call our Representatives continually and let them know our thoughts, anger, approval, disapproval. Our objections and how we want them to vote or take action on the issues.  We can not stop doing these things.  This is our Country, our Bill of Rights, our Constitution, our Government and our Republic at stake.  We the people are the governed by a Government that we have a right and the responsibility to hold accountable and a Republic to keep in so doing.  When the people fear the Government there is tyranny, when the Government fears the people there is LIBERTY.  I’ll take LIBERTY and work to keep our Republic.  The more people that know this, the better chance we have in this battle against tyranny.  Father in heaven help us, in Jesus, Amen.   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GBRFHNMZLX72YB3VO7TOBEIFHI DAVID L

    Once again – promises broken to those that give the most. Just shows Obama has no shame!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/bsieving Barbara Sieving

    Read a book called “How do you Kill Eleven Million People” by Andy Andrews. He poses the question of how someone voted in by the people (Hitler) manages to get away with killing eleven million people before he is stopped (by the US) How do so many people willingly follow him and eventually go to their death. It is a SHORT and interesting read. When you are done reading you will realize 545 men and women (1 president, 9 Supreme Court justices, 100 senators and 435 members of the House) propose and enact every law, propose every BUDGET, and set policy for all of us…311 million US citizens. If you want change you need to get rid of them ALL. We put these people in office, many of us by not voting. Andy states in his book that 100 million Americans eligible to vote do not bother. Wake up, wake up your family and friends…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4KEU3YJVK4SKKPIAO2LBDL3K7I Johnny V

    Okay! What is going on here….Does our president hate the Military, The ones who protect his country, his family, and the freedoms that that we all share. Really! Budget cuts, I think that he needs to cut off exports of our own oil and stop the import of foreign oil. Start thinking about ways to help our country instead of others. Come up with new source of fuel like natural gas, like hydrogen for a fuel source. There is alot of money waisted on lobbying to prevent the change in our process of new recources so that they don’t go under for the loss of oil. It isn’t about protection of terrorest, or freedom….It’s oil! That is what we are sacrificeing for. We need to take care of ourselves by feeding the poor and hungry. Saving families from the loss of there jobs and homes. Reorganize our schools to stop the violence and help the teachers to take control. Fund the programs that are being taken away from our children. Wake up America! We need to be strong again and take back our country and stop the baby sitting of others……Thank you.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    This has been going on for 30+ years, President Reagans Secretary of Defense,  Dick Cheney slashed the military budget and cut off collecting full retirement after 20 years. The F-16 and The Abraham tank development programs survived the cuts Thanks to the Democratic Congress.

  • michaelprob

          I must have missed that – I retired with the benefits I had been promised, when commissioned and to the best of my knowledge, all other US military did the same in the late 80′s and 90′s.  I believe you are talking about Clinton’s cuts to the military. 
       To TampaMike50; I’ve been retired a day or 2 and the only increase I have experienced, in the past 14 years was an increase in co-pay this past year.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    Reverend Wright, Joined the USMC after 4 years he decided to enlist in the USN to become a Corpsman, he accomplished that and went on to become President Johnson’s  personal medic. After retiring from the military he took his 3 Bachelor degrees, 2 masters degrees and 1 Phd and open a Church. Your rants about America don’t sound any different than his. 

  • LIBWITHCCW

    Your no different than any other American, your rates are going up. Just be glad you even get these gold plated plans from the taxpayers. 

  • LIBWITHCCW

    The last gun control bill introduced in the Senate was by the Republicans. (Magazine capacity) Harry Reid refused to bring it to the floor at the request of Congress woman Gifford’s husband.

    You may not like it but, the truth will set you free.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    President Bush gave GM and Chrysler the loans, Obama increased them. Solyndra was vetted by the Bush administration in 2006, the loan went through while Obama was President. Ronald Reagan lent $80 million tax payer dollars to Chrysler in the 80′s to keep them afloat. If your looking to blame anyone you better look on both sides of the aisle. Personally I don’t buy into this partisan crap. It is what it is.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    You officially lost your constitutional rights under the Patriot Act. You can technically be arrested and shipped to GITMO forever, legally. Compliments of the hawks in Congress with the frightened publics blessing. If the Congress and Presidency turned 100% liberal they wouldn’t reverse that law. Never ever let the government take your rights, you’ll never get them back.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    The Democratic party members that served out number the Republican party members 4 to 1. Vets are slower to send the troops to war, than the chicken hawks.

  • LIBWITHCCW

    I’ll bet all Gordy’s 3 horses are stallions with lipstick. Just say’in

  • LIBWITHCCW

    The House of Representatives has also been calling the budget shots for the last two years, complain to them too. I left a leg in Nam for America not for a life time free ride from the tax payers. Stand tall and quit whining. The utter lack of respect of President Bush from the left was disgusting and now it’s the same thing from the right. I’m a social liberal but a fiscal conservative, quit depending on the government/taxpayers and get a second job. 

  • Sparky814

    President Obama, ourt vacatoner in chief, is firmly convinced he’ll be relected. He belives that he can line up his Union Buddies and Welfare folks and prehaps a majority of the College Students and carry the day.  It helps that he has a Billion Dollar war chest and Air Force One to carry him anywhere and anytime he wants to campaign.

  • Sparky814

    I agree, Impeachment should start Post Haste for fialing to perfom his duty and support the Constitution of the United States.
    What gives him the right to disregard and seek not to enforce laws formulated and passed by our elected officals?
    Prehaps he learned that in whatever back water Country he was raised in, he didn’t learn it living in the United States.

  • Sparky814

    What about the Laws he took and oath to support that he’s decided he doesn’t agree with any longer?
    What typoe of a Country would we be if there everyone decided which laws they wanted to follow and there wasn’t a penalty for
    just doing your thing?

  • Sparky814

    I hope you’re a Veteran, go stand in line at the VA and see how it looks before rushing to the Preident defence.

  • Sparky814

    He didn’t have to serve, he had us.  Who will we have if this President has he way with the Military.  Between RIF and reduction in benefits for those who have already served, its going to be an all new Military.

  • Sparky814

    The ONLY Gold Plated pans are those for our Senators, Congressmen. I’m sure they could find a way to fix Social security if they were dependent upon it like the rest of Americans.
     

  • vieteravet

    Either you are a member of a black liberation theological church, or you’re comlpetely oblivious to what they stand for.  My”rant was not about America!  So because Wright was smart he wasn’t a racist, DUH!

  • vieteravet

    He’s cutting our benefits and making vets pay more for our medical.  Are you a DAV ?  Do you just read Curious George’e talking points?

  • vieteravet

    Where were you when I served during Nam and Desert Storm?  Protesting against us! Living in mommy’s basement?

  • vieteravet

    libwithnobrains is a troll, a liberal swallower!

  • confedgal

    Considering where he went to school and who his mom hung around with it is entirely likely he learned it in the U.S. which is a shame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.self1 Charlie Self

     I get all my medical care at the Salem VA medical center (Virginia). The biggest mess I’ve found in the past dozen years came from the Cheney/Bush admin when they raised the medication co-pay from two bucks to eight bucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.self1 Charlie Self

     What gun control pushes. Nary a one from the Feds since Obama took office.

    If you’re a vet, you know damned well that all the popguns in the world will avail nothing against a combat company sized strike against civilian targets. Stand there with your Kimber 45, cranking ‘em off until the meatgrinder hits…maybe five rounds with good cover. Or hunker down with a big 50 and wait for the Apaches and Cobras to come for you.

    Nitwits.

  • http://twitter.com/WlonsdaleWalt Walt

    That doesn’t seem possible. If you are a social liberal you are FOR many social programs but being a fiscal conservative how to justify paying for them?

  • http://twitter.com/WlonsdaleWalt Walt

    Yeah, let’s keep letting him give the finger to Congress and the Constitution….more executive orders because he doesn’t get his way

  • http://twitter.com/WlonsdaleWalt Walt

    Can you say “election year”?

  • rejco

    Homeless Veterans need IMMEDIATE REAL HOUSING, REAL TRADE/CAREER TRAINING, and REAL JOBS!

    Labeling them all CRAZY, ADDICTED, and ALCOHOLICS destroys their lives!

  • dustion85

    Every one of these comments sounds like it was written by an angry, thoughtless buffoon. Please look at what you are writing before you write it. I pay for private insurance now, and guess what…it’s 4500 a year for my family of 5. Are you military people paying that? I doubt its even close to that. What obama is trying to do is push people toward the private market and off of government insurance, which is essentially what you all have. Thank you for your time and effort on behalf of our country, we very much appreciate it, but that doesn’t mean we should be spoon feeding you from here on like we do people on welfare.

  • Sam G

    What the article fails to mention is that is part of a cost reduction plan under the Bush Administration. DoD DID NOT announce this during the election so that neither candidate could use it as “cannon fodder.” It would be nice if reporters checked their sources before they write an article, not after. Oh and BTW, you can find the REAL article about these changes at Military.com; the DOD as well as any REAL Military site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750675293 Burnt Meatballs

    20 years and I am gone.

  • halojumper

    Obama is a dog that needs to be muzzled. I’m tired of this clown going after people who have sacrificed for this country. The terrorists at Gitmo probably get better care. Obama has a disdain for the military as most libs do. Obama leave us alone and go after the welfare cheats the ssdi cheats and illegall aliens.