Obama once again shows his absolute disdain for those who put their lives in harm’s way to protect our freedom, as he favors the corrupt union machine that pours money and manpower into his campaign.
The Obama administrationâ€™s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workersâ€™ 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 Obamacareâ€™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 proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagonâ€™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.
Many in Congress are opposing the proposed changes, which would require the passage of new legislation before being put in place.