Barack Obama Looks to Cut Military Healthcare (Tricare) But Not for Unionized Civilian Defense Workers
Barack Obama, “Union” Commander in Chief …
If anyone was still wondering which side of the fence that Obama stood on when it comes to the US military, they need look no farther than his proposed budget. Obama looks to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military, while while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits unchanged. Go figure.
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 Gateway Pundit reminds us that Barack Obama cut pay for military men and women serving in harm’s way starting this month. Nice, eh? One would think that of all individuals employed by the US government, the US military would be priority one.
This hardly seems FAIR Mr. President, since you are so fond of everything being such. I would also agree with the Lonely Conservative and her questioning of your admins priorities when it comes to healthcare.