Panetta To Propose Military Pay Cut After Obama Raised Federal Officials Pay

Photo Credit: US Army AfricaOutgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly believes the military should receive a pay cut in order to respond to the budget cuts facing the Pentagon — a position that might strengthen the Republican push to reverse President Obama’s executive order raising the salary of Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials.

“Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a one percent increase in 2014,” CNN reports, explaining that Panetta is “effectively decreasing troop salaries next year . . . The decision comes as the secretary is stepping up the rhetoric about dire cuts at the Pentagon if sequestration goes into effect.”

The debate about sequestration did not stop Obama from ending a pay freeze for some government officials, effectively authorizing a pay raise that costs $11 billion.

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  • Did this say was panettea was on his way out?

    • Nellie CA

      Yes! he is being replaced! I am sure Obama don’t want someone that will not follow his rules. Hillary is out! They don’t want to be associated with Obama or he knows too much on them.

  • Kent2012

    Typical communist dictator moves, raise the pay of the comrades in the politburo and send stale bread to the workers. Wonder what the party members in the worthless government unions will do when their party bosses slash their pay…………

    • CSN

      Good points….as with Communists, only the Nomenclatura get the best food, goods and perks, while the goon squads get half as much or less for anything, but usually don’t find out unless they happen to accidentally bump into one of their orgy parties by opening the wrong door, as with Sergei Kourdakov.

  • aimee

    Let me see if I have this straight…we cut the military pay but we raise the pay of federal employees! The military protect our freedoms and keep people who hate us from trying to attack us….there are many federal employess who produce nothing! I worked around some of the federal employees and they have a awful attitude and do not have a strong work ethic compared to the private sector! Give me a break!

  • Nellie CA

    Obama’s way of demoralizing the Military and giving to the federal employees. I guess Congress and Senators will get a raise too. More government and no one knows what the other is doing. Same with Medicare, too many sub-contractors. Why don’t we stop giving money too all the foreign countries. Why should we give money, tanks and planes to Egypt. Why should we take more refugees when Saudi Arabia has refused to take any and they are Muslims.
    Check GM car built for Obama safety, our military should have the same kind of protection! GOD HELP US!


    Obamas plan is going just the way Sorros wants too !!!

  • liberty49

    Let’s GROUND AIR FORCE ONE AND THE FIRST FAMILY! And stop paying our do-nothing Congress that is spending us into becoming a THIRD WORLD NATION!

  • nexgenesis

    Why would anybody be surprised? They endorsed the president too. We are now in that time that Kruchev told Pres Nixon would come to pass. That America would be defeated from within. Our leaders are also our enemies.

  • Capt.America

    This purpose is to destroy the morale of the military.


    The Faker in the WH gave that bumbling fool called a VP a raise. all those government union parasites were pay adjusted, I have to think it’s for being the ballot box stuffers he needed..
    The military who he toys with and puts in harms way has earned a raise and in many cases much more is put on hold and told that they will have to make adjustments for food stamps and other benefits as the Faker tries to whittle down their medical benefits……

  • Maybe if the military started delivering mail . . .

  • Kent2012

    panetta should shoot himself with an AR15……

  • Beans4218

    I’m disgusted, sick and tired of this president, and his administration !
    The things he spends money on, and the things he ignores, are ass-backwards… the sooner he’s removed from office, the better!