"At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down," he said, "they exceed all expectations..."Feb. 13, 2012 - Three weeks later obama stabs those same members of the military in the back. His new budget includes higher prescription co-payments for active duty servicemen and women, and eliminates incentives for using generic and over-the-counter drugs.
Retired service members face 30 to 78% increases in their annual healthcare premiums for the first year, followed by increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent.over the next five years.
Why the disconnect between words and actions?
The administration's admitted objective to Congress, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon, 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."Ah. yes, obamacare. That failed socialist dream of universal healthcare that the SCOAMF currently masquerading as the leader of the free world has made the centerpiece of his first (and hopefully last) term. If at first it doesn't succeed, screw over everyone you can to make it succeed.
The military would probably be the first to agree that in times of hardship, sacrifices must be made. But it is only fair and reasonable to expect that those sacrifices are shared and spread across the board. Instead, obama targets the one segment of American society that is arguably most responsible for our freedoms and way of life, while at the same time excluding another segment that already enjoys salaries and perks that many others do not.
Meanwhile, guess who gets off scot-free in the budget-cutting scheme? Surprise! It’s civilian workers ... who happen to belong to that last bastion of labor movement power, government employee unions. And just to hedge the president’s bets on another four cushy years in the White House, the increases aren’t scheduled to begin until after the election.What a miserable ungrateful hypocritical lying bastard.