Obama’s Anti-Military Bias: Cut Medical Benefits for Active, Retired Military, Not Union Workers

This is another one of those issues that should have been hammered home during the campaign, and especially during the debates, but that Romney failed to really pick up on… It goes to the heart of Obama’s contempt for the military:

In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers.

The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon.

Gertz added: “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.”

Not everybody is happy with the plan, however.

Military personnel would see their annual Tricare premiums increase anywhere from 30 – 78 percent in the first year, followed by sharply increased premiums “ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent—more than 3 times current levels.”

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  • jb80538

    Proof that obama hates the military and non union folks. He needs to be removed from the WH!

    • p1965wi

      The majority of the people in this wonderful country that we (yes I am a disabled veteran) defended have decided to let stupidity rule the day. I personally did not vote for Obummer, because I know what he is all about. I guess the majority of the American people thought he is the best thing since sliced bread, because he was voted right back in…and along with his congressional accessories. This man is crapping all over the Constitution of our country while at the same time giving Muslims breaks. Check out this Obamacare and you will find a little word called ” Dhimmitude” Which is the status that Islamic law, the Sharia, mandates for non-Muslims, primarily Jews and Christians. Dhimmis, “protected people,” are free to practice their religion in a Sharia regime, but are made subject to a number of humiliating regulations designed to enforce the Qur’an’s command that they “feel themselves subdued” (Sura 9:29). This denial of equality of rights and dignity remains part of the Sharia, and, as such, are part of the legal superstructure that global jihadists are laboring to restore everywhere in the Islamic world, and wish ultimately to impose on the entire human race. This is basically put into Obamacare so they will not be penalized for not accepting Obamacare. It is appeasement to ISLAM. What a wonderful President!

      • Jon Tompkins

        No problem with that whatsoever. America was founded by those wanting to escape religious persecution. If the people want an Islamic government instead of a Christian one (which should be illegal in the first place because of the whole separation of church and state) thing, then who are you to deny them that? If we say “fuck islam”, then we’ve become what our ancestors came here to escape.

        • Debra

          Ah now I see why you are so hateful, you are not only an obamanation lover you are a decietful muslim to boot, explains a lot.

          • Jon Tompkins

            So what you’re saying is that you strongly dislike one of the founding principles of this country – freedom of religion? Fuck off you commie.

          • Debra

            Well jon when a muslum is required to kill all christians I do not consider it a religion but,, a cult that wants to kill all who do not agree with them and are commanded to kill all who do not agree to comform to their cult, so yes I do hate those that hold this mind set so go back to your homeland you are not wanted here.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Absolutely disgusting piece of filth you are. You aren’t America, you’re scum – and I pity you.

            My homeland is America. I was born here, I’ll die here fighting for the rights of the people who come to land.

            The United States was never a Christian nation – it was just predominately christian. Separation of church and state is a thing and those who want to undermine it are akin to terrorists.

            “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” –
            1 John 3:15

          • Debra

            Ha Ha Ha, yes I abhor the beliefs that a muslum live by and I feel sorry for them because they are filled with hate, just as you seem to be. It is evidenced in your hateful and continual comments filled with filthy words. I am a true American and you have evidenced what you are through your replies. Quoting the Bible will not help you even satan knows what is in that book.

          • Jon Tompkins

            And how are you NOT filled with hate? You’re promoting genocide – you want an entire group of people dead. You know who else thought the same as you? A certain young man who went by the name “Adolf Hitler”. Sound familiar?

            A true American promotes love, kindness, and doing his fellow man good. We’re a nation of equality, a melting pot. Going against that is going against anything our ancestors have ever fought for. You should be absolutely ashamed.

          • Debra

            Where did i ever say i wanted them dead. nowhere i just don’t want anyone around me or my family that wants us dead because we don’t believe the same as they do so get it straight jon and quit saying that i said things that i never said. You are the one promoting hateful comments dude. obamanation is the one bringing our country to its knees.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Move to an island than, because your family sounds like a lost cause.

            Hillary Clinton ’16. Don’t let the republicunts win again!

        • p1965wi

          Then why don’t you move to Iran if you love Islam so much.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Where did I say I loved Iran? I said I love freedom of religion – something this great country is supposed to be renowned for.

  • Chuck

    I’m retired military, The left has allways hated the military and will do everything it can to weaken and undermind it. I’m so glad I’m now retired and served during the days of a strong military with values that weren’t pushed by a President but by battlehardend leaders that knew the meaning of Selfless Service and Honor. Not yes Mr. President anything you say Mr. President. Makes me sick.

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  • Tomtom

    This will UNITE ALL VETS and Military persons to take arms against this disgrace in the White House. How and why is this happening to our great nation??????

    • azcherokee52

      It`s ALL by design,, by the bilderbergers & the Illuminatti. The illuminatti had there first chapter here in America in 1774.. All the illegals in “OUR COUNTRY” are by design.. We have to have another REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • I am so sorry to confirm with RESEARCH, everything you have posted. It is a fact that they have built up a force against us that will kill thousands and maybe millions of AMERICANS with another REVOLUTION. It is a GENOCIDE in their AGENDA 21

        • azcherokee52

          Barbara;,,, I tried to get ahold of you (friend,,or whatever),,I`ll NOT get on facebook,,,It`s the CIA`s way of knowing everything about everybody that`s gullible enough to sign up on facebook…Now,,THEY know all your friends ,family , aquiantances, others you`ve friended,ETC,etc..Now they don`t have to investigate you,,,They just look up your facebook account!!! WOW!!! Imagine THAT!!!! Did you know??? Mark Zukerberg was working with the CIA>>>

          • Debra

            Really doesn’t matter if you have a facebook account or not there is no such thing as confidentiality anymore, just be you, they already know who we are, no hiding just stand and hold your ground. This is what it has come to.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Oh god, this idiot has to be a troll.

          • Debra

            Nope just a truthseeker and you Jon are just another obama lover and blind to the truth,

          • Jon Tompkins

            There’s plenty of things that Obama’s done that I haven’t approved of. Not everything has to be black and white you fucking idiot.

          • azcherokee52

            You`re right J T,,,IT HAS TO BE “RED, WHITE & BLUE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Debra

            There you go again LMFO, names names names, somebody needs to wash your mouth out with some soap. Silly boy.

          • Mark Zuckerberg

            You apparently didn’t read the terms and conditions of this site. To be able to post you have to allow this site to sell you IP protocol to Facebook who owns this site as well…Bastards!!!

  • We could have saved $1.4 BILLION last year in OBAMA FAMILY FUN

  • it is his plan the reality is he wants america to be weaker….. how do you do it? cut defense.. integrate the sexes so we become the Canadian army … and then of course cut benefits so no one wants to serve….. check mate

    • Jon Tompkins

      Go back to the early 1950s when sexism was cool. This is the 21st century, women can do things now.

      • no crap … not the point… SOME women can do things not alll and the problem with the military is they are quota hungry .. they will quota this and women who do not want to be grunts will be grunts… that is the problem. I was a drill for coed basic am fully aware that there are women who CAN do the job… but they were few and far between and with BHO mandating things it will screw things up IMO

  • Its about time! I understand that the military puts there lives on the line but FREE housing, (oh im sorry, u pay a morgage and then re-inburst you for it), FREE electricity, DISCOUNTED food on the base, AND ALMOST FREE healthcare! Come on!!

    • rachel

      I am sorry, you cannot put a price on the sacrifice that our military makes. It is not just putting their lives on the line. It’s missing the birth of your first child, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. It’s moving your family across the country where you know absolutely no one. Your family is several thousand dollars and a few days away. Functioning as a single parent for many months or even years while your husband is in a war zone………You are wrong when you say “FREE”

      • Jon Tompkins

        Nobody forced you sign up, it was 100% voluntary. You don’t want to have to go through with that shit? Don’t sign up. You don’t deserve special treatment just because you voluntarily choose a military job.

        • Your right it is voluntary but I see it this way…. Until your willing to risk your life and family for the sake of others then you have no right to judge. There are children who have no mothers or fathers because they made the ultimate sacrifice. I can’t believe that you bash that!!! No other country is like America!!!! Where are all the Islams risking there lives for eachother oh wait thats right they are way too busy killing us instead! You dont have to agree but please don’t say hurtful things that you know nothing about.

          • Jon Tompkins

            God damn you’re a racist little cunt, aren’t you? First of all, Islam isn’t a country honey – it’s a religion (and there’s plenty of Islams in the US because of the whole freedom of religion thing), so I’m not sure what redneck you’re trying to impress. 2nd of all, there’s plenty of Islams on your side too. Hell, I’m sure there’s even some in your precious military. You’re not so retarded that you’d believe everyone and there mother was a Christian in the US, would you?

          • I feel bad for you that you have to respond to a person that way…. Your not even worth a response….

          • Jon Tompkins

            *You’re

          • You know what Jon you can go right ahead and say whatever you feel you need to but Im still gonna pray for you!!!

          • Jon Tompkins

            Please don’t. God doesn’t exist, never has.

          • Debra

            Potty mouth

          • Jake Russell

            Nobody said you had to be a professional fluffer either, Jon. Carpel tunnel syndrome is a risk associated with your job I imagine. I do have a question for you though…. Service members get certain perks because their jobs, in general are more hazardous than the general populace. Deployments, hazardous training, etc, all ties into the benefits. Knowing that, why should they not get a few more perks than your average Joe working down at McDonalds?

          • Jon Tompkins

            They should, but only while they’re in the military (or afterwards if they’ve been injured and can’t legitimately work). If you come back perfectly normal, then the only thing you should get is a maybe a year of benefits and some money for college.

        • able34bravo

          Yes, we signed up, with the understanding that there were certain benefits included. Now it looks like those benefits are being cut, but we are not allowed to sue for breach of contract. Or leave. And those of us who spent our entire lives doing this an are now dependent on the programs promised to us when we joined are stuck as well.

          But hey, maybe if we make things shitty enough, nobody will join and we’ll have to reinstate the draft. I bet that’ll go over big.

          So now why do you feel the need to hurl personal insults at somebody who has said nothing of the sort to you, you disrespectful little mildew covered bag of douche? Is that a puddle behind you? It must be juice from your leaking vagina. You should go get that looked at, if you can afford a doctor, you freeloading hippie.

      • PissedVet

        First of all, maybe you should do a little research before you spout off at the mouth about what we get. NONE of it is free. We get deducted the amount of pay that we would have to live out in town if we live on base. We don’t just get to pocket that money. It still goes to rent, utilities, etc. We just pay those bills to the government instead of Century 21 & SDG&E. Also, military gets paid pennies on the dollar compared to our civilian counterparts. At the HEIGHT of my pay when I was in I was getting $17,305.20 per year BEFORE taxes. Now compare that to an average Network Administrator’s pay of $76,000 per year! Not to mention, being a Network Administrator was only ONE job of many that I held on a daily bases. Now also consider that more times than not, we work way more than 40 hour work weeks! Remember what it is our military does for the rights and freedoms of assholes in this country. PLEASE try to tell me we don’t deserve anything ‘special’ (as another poster had said to agree with you). Now go educate your damn self instead of spending time bashing the military and their families! *their *mortgage *reimburse

    • Darlene

      Tina, we dont get free housing, free electric. We get a housing allowance and have to pay a portion of electric on base. That is if you are lucky to get a house on post. When we shop at the commissary it isn’t discounted food. It is the same price as walmart if not higher. The only difference is there isn’t taxes on everything it is a surcharge based on your whole purchase. The healthcare is free if you have tricare prime but you don’t get to choose your doctors and you have to wait for referrals. Tricare standard you have to pay a deductible. I think it should stay tjis way. Our spouses are away for mths at a time away from their families and obama is wanting to clean us military families out.

    • Tina, This may be a moot point as you probably will slither back under your rock and not be seen in here ever again, but you’re a friggin idiot who has no earthly idea what they’re talking about. If you want to dispute facts, I’m sure there’s a military recruiter you can talk to in your area. ~Bob

    • d

      Do you work 365 days 24 hrs a day skip meals with your family be gone for years ..skip holidays away from your families …think before you speak and further more they take a bullet for people like you

      • Jon Tompkins

        You don’t deserve special treatment for choosing to do something that was 100% voluntarily. Don’t bitch and moan about something you regret doing now.

        • Rogue

          No regrets, it’s called a breach of contract. When we all signed up, we looked at the benefits and cost and chose to enlist and continue. Now they want to lessen those benefits while increasing the cost. We don’t get to enjoy some of the luxuries like a civilian employee. Take you for example, I’d be able to bitch slap you for saying something like that, I can’t do that to my boss.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Then I’d call the cops, get you arrested for assault, and laugh at your ass while you’re getting black dick in your ass behind bars.

          • comeonnow

            you are the racist.

          • Debra

            YOU ARE A POTTY MOUTH, TROLL AND NOT LIKED HERE AT ALL. TAKE YOUR HATE TO YOUR HOMELAND

          • comeonnow

            you are the racist

          • Debra

            TROLL WITH A POTTY MOUTH

          • Jon Tompkins

            Just because somebody doesn’t agree with you doesn’t make them a troll lady. 🙂

          • Debra

            Uh you called me a troll because you didn’t like my statement, so what is up with that, I never said you had to agree with me, I just think you are a potty mouth and very rude, but we all have the freedom of speech thus far thanks to foxnation.

          • Jake Russell

            I bet you’d love to lather up some black dick, maybe even Obama’s. I guess any kind of prick would be ok for you.

          • Jon Tompkins

            Obama’s half white buddy.

          • Jake Russell

            Maybe you like that kind of stuff, and that is ok if you do these days. I’m not bashing that crowd at all. What i am trying to point out if that you, Jon, are weak sauce. I don’t know if you had too many red zone touches as a child, were too much of a cheerleader to get into the military to know the hardships they endure, (hence the 20 year retirement), or just realize that as a man you are a failure and any service member could walk into the bar that you were in and steal your girlfriend ( or quite possibly, a boyfriend) because they know, a service member has done an honorable and tough accomplishment that few can. So, Johnny girl, it may not happen in your lifetime, or if by chance you are able to bribe some female to reproduce on your diluted seed, and have a could of kiddos, they will stand behind the real men and women who fight our enemies, and realize, that you are not worth the power it takes to show your post on a computer screen. Put your princess outfit back on and let the real men and women discuss this topic.

          • Jon Tompkins

            So what you’re saying is that instead of resorting your life to science or math and actually advancing the country, you want to remain a neanderthal by resorting to your primal urge to hunt and kill? Incredibly mature, call me when you grow up.

    • naomi

      I can tell youve never served your country. You have no idea how long we work and what we sacrifice. Eat shit! ^

    • You know as a military wife myself I hate that you feel that way. I have 2 boys that are under the age of six and there Dad has missed an entire yr of their life. He is going to be missing another year of their life as well. You know my husband doesn’t just do this to put food on the table and get (free housing) he said he does it because he loves our country and is willing to lay down his life for FREEDOM. You wouldn’t even have the right to say those horrible things if it wasnt for our military. You just wait Obama will take all that away from us because he is already starting to.

      • Jon Tompkins

        He’s failing then, America is no longer the most free country in the world. It’s number 12, Switzerland is number 1.

        • Jake Russell

          America is still free enough for weasels like you Jon, who were probably not man ( or woman) enough to even get into the military. Go back to your desk jockey job and try not to break a nail sweetheart.

          • Jon Tompkins

            I’m sorry that I’m intelligent enough to not willingly do something that might get me killed. That’s the definition of Darwinism.

    • Rowdy 78

      First off we don’t get anything for free dumbass, do some research. Second off learn to spell, you look like an uneducated clown. And last but not least, please feel free to walk into oncoming traffic at anytime, we need to rid the world if idiots.

    • Debbie

      get a life – Our housing is not free, neither is our electricity, neither is anything else we receive. We earn it. That is like saying your get your paycheck for free! (That is if you really do have a job other than living in your moms basement and trolling conservative websites) Do you realize how underpaid most of our soldiers are? If lower ranking enlisted families rely on the income of the service member they qualify for food stamps, free and reduced lunch… and all those other government programs designed to help the poor. As for the housing….When they closed a base in NY they tried to give the housing to the state to use for subsidized housing – but guess what….it didn’t meet their quality standards. Most of the military housing I have lived in is crap. Rarely is there more than a one car garage – in fact you are often lucky to have a carport. And we get that for putting our lives on the line defending your freedom.

    • Jim

      Oh yes! and they also get the FREE privilege of going to war to have people shoot at them, so that Tina Taft can be safe in her little corner of the world.
      Tina, spend a couple of years in Afghanistan dodging bullets almost every day, or riding in a truck hoping that a roadside bomb won’t blow you up. Then tell us about the life of luxury the military enjoys.

    • Sorry Tina Active duty don’t get free housing it comes out of the pay, nothing is reembused, where do you get your intel. Commissarys on base are a bit cheaper with some items but still you can find better deals off base, it’s more for convenance. You are one misinformed person.

    • What? That stuff isn’t free. We pay for all that stuff just like everyone else. Geez, get your damn facts straight. I make such little money that I qualify for freaking food stamps.

    • able34bravo

      Clearly you have never lived in a barracks or on-post housing, or shopped at a commissary. Or dealt with the sadistic monster known as “military healthcare”. If you had, you would not act like the military has been living like kings.

      And what does “re-inburst” mean?
      The point here is that these cuts are being made to the military, but not to the listless drones who “work” for the government across the country.

  • Joe

    Wow piss of the military and then who are you going to get to fire on American citizens who won’t give up their guns?

  • StopReadingThisGarbage

    Force those individuals into Obamacare? What on earth does that mean? Obamacare isn’t a health insurance plan. Keep on fear mongering!

  • Debra

    Obama is a disgrace, and should be hung for treason on so many levels, what a piece of inhumanity he represents to the world.

    • Jon Tompkins

      Can you be hung afterwards? Tired of you pissy rednecks.

      • Debra

        I am not a redneck I am a true blooded American, you Jon are just a name caller, is that the best you can do lol

        • Jon Tompkins

          That’s exactly what a red neck would say buddy.

          • Debra

            Not your buddy and I am more of a Hippy than a Redneck, but I will take either on of those descriptions over being an obamanation muslim person

          • Jon Tompkins

            A hippy is for peace and love. They tend to not mind various religions and they aren’t for killing people. Might want to buy a dictionary, looks like you need one.

  • Debbie

    My husband has been a MEDDAC officer for 23 years. He says the cuts coming down the pipeline for ACTIVE DUTY are the worst he has ever seen. There will be rationing of care, There will be longer wait times. There will be less time you get to spend with your doctor. Military care is becoming Obamacare….

  • emmlayette

    Partial truths = carved sides ((YOU have representative)) The House & Senate have powers to veto as well as the line-order Presidential Veto – So what is YOUR TRUTH poster — I’m insulted and so is your image!

  • Lefty

    See what happens when you vote for a scum bag like this. This guy has 0 respect for anyone else but himself.

    • Jon Tompkins

      Better than Romney. I don’t even think he respected himself, just corporations.

  • BITE ME

    UNIONS ARE NOTHING BUT SCUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND OMORON SUPPORTS THEM BECAUSE HE HAS NO BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLUS COWARDS DON’T SERVE IN THE MILITARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sreynolds

    What a complete POS…..

  • m123s

    The Empire wouldn’t dare consider closing some of the 150 plus military bases around the world. The Global System is more important than individuals, in their sight.

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  • Chip

    It’s funny, i read this same thing, posted Feb of last year…This is the SAME information. How about an UPDATE of this issue and not a repeat of what has already been said by someone else?