“Under the bill, federal agencies such as the Defense Department would avoid about $62 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, over two years. It would be paid for in part by scaling back pensions for working-age military retirees. “This bill is a firm step in the right direction,” Rep. Paul Ryan.”
Here’s the deal. When it comes to government ‘benefits,’ there are EARNED benefits, and UNEARNED benefits. The military, and in this case ESPECIALLY the retirees, EARNED their benefits (and then some) by voluntarily sacrificing years of their lives, risking their lives, and giving up their health and families in some cases. They EARNED their benefits providing one of the FEW things the government is CONSTITUTIONALLY bound to provide, which is national defense.
Welfare recipients, those getting ‘free’ Obamaphones, those who riot when their EBT isn’t loaded on time, those who get back more in refunds and benefits than the taxes they pay in are receiving UNEARNED benefits. And you fools pretending to lead this nation start cutting where?
So, Paul Ryan, what you are telling me is the you, John Boehner, and all the other (R)epublicans who support this bill, that you support and value the dependent recipient over the provider. You support those who take and consume that which they did not earn and do not deserve over those who create, earn, and provide. You support those who are eroding this nation from within over those who defend it from external threats. Noted.
This bill DOES. NOT. CUT. SPENDING. You are playing games. It only cuts PROPOSED spending years down the road. Here is what your plan does. If you spent $75 million last year, and you PROPOSED to spend $100 million next year, but you actually spend $80 million, you are claiming to have ‘cut spending’ by $20 million when in fact you have INCREASED spending by $5 million. And to make what you, the rest of the progressive (R)epublicans, and the democrats are doing even worse, you then claim that $20 million in fake savings is now available to spend on other things. NO. The only numbers that matter in this debate is the amount of money the government takes in, and the amount it spends, and the difference between the two.
You beat your chest and proclaim that this bill cuts $2.3 billion per year over 10 years. You do realize that the government is PRINTING on average $2.8 billion EVER SINGLE DAY, right? And as you kick the can down the road, you are attempting to obligate future congresses to your plan, which as we’ve seen no congress EVER abides by. Crap, this congress can’t even abide by the laws it signed LAST YEAR. We’re sick and tired of these games. You may be avoiding a partial government shutdown, but your hastening the ULTIMATE government shutdown and economic collapse by REFUSING to deal with the real problem, which is government spending and overreach.
We have identified you and those like you for who your really are, and we will not forget. You are the can-kicking sellouts contributing to the destruction of our nation. It may not be today, this week, or this year, but we will be rid of you.
House Trims Pay Raises for Troops, Retirees
Dec 13, 2013
Military.com| by Brendan McGarry
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would reduce pay raises for troops and retirement benefits for veterans.
A day before adjourning for holiday recess, the Republican-controlled chamber voted 332-94 to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act. Under the bill, federal agencies such as the Defense Department would avoid about $62 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, over two years.
It would be paid for in part by scaling back pensions for working-age military retirees.
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