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Obama Cuts Military Healthcare: Austerity or Insult?

Fef 2012/02/27 21:58:04
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President Obama's promise of less expensive has failed to deliver. Private insurance rates have skyrocketed to comply with the requirements of "free" services and benefits like free contraceptives for nuns. Now Obama wants to raise the cost of healthcare costs to the military, but only uniformed soldiers and not the unionized civilians. The Washington Free Beacon reports:

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.A congressional aide described the cuts as far-reaching and unbalanced with the national budget. “We all recognize that we are in a time of austerity... But defense has made up to this point 50 percent of deficit reduction cuts that we agreed to, but is only 20 percent of the budget.”
If Obama wanted real austerity (policy of deficit-cutting, lower spending, and a reduction in the amount of benefits and public services provided), he would apply the higher costs to the unionized civilians. Obama's targeting of the fighting force and his disproportionately high targeting of the military insults the men and women who defend America's freedoms.

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  • kcolburn51 2012/03/23 22:27:53
    Insult
    kcolburn51
    i voted insult.... this president is trying to create another civil war in this country.....
  • Michael 2012/03/02 19:31:12
    Insult
    Michael
    Who more deserves a break than the military families who have truly given the most.Obama is pandering to his voters, and knows military votes usually conservative.
  • Cora 2012/03/01 22:45:24
    Insult
    Cora
    It is an INSULT to the Men and Women who keeps us ALL safe in this Country and the other Countries that they have given their time and or their LIFE. The ILLEGAL ALIENS Receives better care. Let's weigh this in ILLEGALS verses MILITARY, Obviously Obama cares more for the ILLEGALS than the Men and Women who shelters him from harm. We can all see where his LOYALTY is.
  • Lobster Man 2012/03/01 20:34:25
    Insult
    Lobster Man
    Another Big Insult!!! insult
  • zombiedaizy 2012/03/01 15:07:05
    Insult
    zombiedaizy
    i am pro obama but we need to give to those who protect our country not take from them
  • voice_m... zombied... 2012/03/01 20:10:16
    voice_matters
    libby those protecting this country and our allies are ahving right taking from them. please be very clear.
  • Freedom4 2012/03/01 03:06:34 (edited)
    Insult
    Freedom4
    His priority is clearly birth control instead of actual health care, and his billionaire green cronies over our soldiers. Democrats prefer the lazy entitlement junkies that have never served this country and never worked a day in their lives over the brave men and women in our military.
  • hasher 2012/03/01 01:04:22
    Insult
    hasher
    what else would it be?? he hates the military.
  • voice_m... hasher 2012/03/01 20:10:37
    voice_matters
    then maybe he should do something to them.
  • Charles E 2012/02/29 21:49:13
    Insult
    Charles E
    He spends money like we had it on aid to unfriendly governments, payoffs to his political suporters at home, and lavish vacations for himself and his family.

    Then he continues to force his increasingly unpopular "Obamacare" on the people who defend our country.
  • Simi Dave 2012/02/29 21:07:16
    Insult
    Simi Dave
    +1
    Further proof that this man has no respect for our military or the United States of America!
  • us 2012/02/29 17:34:54
    Insult
    us
    +1
    Obama cuts military healthcare, Shame on him, let start with his healthcare, He wanted
    obamacare and now he is hurting American who fight for this country, and his greed
    in libya, there was no reason to attack there. Military healthcare is not that good now.

    Obama who lived his whole life getting free stuff from taxpayer and enjoyed it, now
    he wants to hurt the ones who worked for it and help protect this country. Shame
    on him. Obama wants socialism but there one problem, We pay taxes and it goes to
    other country, there is no counrty sending us money. So for socialism to work you
    need people to send you money, Obama does not get that, we have always help
    others, We have sent money all over the world. No one has ever sent us money.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/02/29 14:01:25
    Insult
    Swampdog PWCM
    Do you really have to ask the question? Obortion loathes our muslime destroyers!
  • cddjmikey 2012/02/29 12:18:20
    Insult
    cddjmikey
    +1
    The first people that need to give are those in government NOT the military ! Until we have one full year of healthy economic growth then NO federal employee gets a raise of any kind. They should all have to put in something towards they're health care. They should be term limited to 20 years max. They do not get any retirement benefits unless they serve at least two full terms and do not get full benefits unless they are term limited out. The rest get a pro-rated portion. It should also be no more then half of their present pay.
  • XZQZQ 2012/02/29 07:55:54
    Insult
    XZQZQ
    Sux
  • Flamingolady 2012/02/29 05:08:20
    Insult
    Flamingolady
    How dare he and not cut his own. The absolute horror of a human being to do something like this. So help me, I am so angry, can not be coherent. This makes me beyond furious. pictures of Obama burning
  • voice_m... Flaming... 2012/03/01 20:08:45
    voice_matters
    if only you had more to offer besides your stupidity and hate
  • Frank 2012/02/29 04:36:05
    Insult
    Frank
    +1
    Obama is the insult. Quit giving money to every two bit Country and start taking care of our own.....
  • Harry 2012/02/29 04:35:07
    Insult
    Harry
    +1
    Obama spends where he should cut (which is just about everywhere) and cuts where he should spend.
  • babibumer Harry 2012/03/01 04:45:48
    babibumer
    That's what he's trying to do - what do you think health care reform was all about - yet he was fought every step of the way - by the good Christian Right.
  • Flaming... babibumer 2012/03/02 21:58:15
    Flamingolady
    The point is, our national debt is $10,250,678,330,177.78 and growing by $75 million every hour. WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR IT? Your libatard friends? No they are the ones demanding it.
  • babibumer Flaming... 2012/04/03 18:15:25
    babibumer
    For one thing - Congress can do away with the tax cuts for the super rich and subsidies for the oil companies. Keeping the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy accounts for $1.6 TRILLION over the next 10 years. We can start there!
  • Flaming... babibumer 2012/04/03 21:18:49
    Flamingolady
    Actually, the national debt is around 16 trillion. Here is an example.
  • babibumer Flaming... 2012/04/06 22:25:41
    babibumer
    Yes - that is why we don't need to continue tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans when it equates to $1.6 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years.
  • Idiot repubs 2012/02/29 04:05:45
    Austerity
    Idiot repubs
    The GOP is calling for cut's. They don't call the shots, tough.
  • jimmy d 2012/02/29 03:45:45
    Insult
    jimmy d
    +2
    He hates our military. A strong national defense is counter to the fabric of liberals. And BTW my personal healthcare premiums went up drastically this year along with my co-pays and deductibles. Thanks Buck Ofama!!!!!!!!! Way to spread my money around for your political agenda!!!!!!
  • Greenbay 2012/02/29 01:34:49
    Insult
    Greenbay
    Thiers gonna come a day when we're gonna need soldiers and no one will enlist
  • voice_m... Greenbay 2012/03/01 20:16:41
    voice_matters
    too bad that day is not today or any day in the future of a million years. you libs keep bashing the military and they keep getting people to enlist.

    what i find sad is that this is just another typical thread of the lib agenda to show how ignorant people are on this site.
  • Shane L... voice_m... 2012/03/04 17:44:04
    Shane Lewis
    +2
    you must not be able to read very well. the guy you're replying to is obviously not supporting obama. work on your reading comprehension before you try to make decisions about things.
  • voice_m... Shane L... 2012/03/04 17:51:08
    voice_matters
    another ignorant lib blocked, but when the military is still getting people to enlist.

    not sure why libs can nerver back up thier claims?
  • babibumer Greenbay 2012/04/06 22:34:20
    babibumer
    No, when the day comes that we NEED soldiers, there will be an abundance - just as there was in WWII. But as long as we continue fighting rich men's wars, to make rich men richer, hopefully the number of enlistees will continue to drop. Today's young people are better educated and aren't as brainwashed as generations past. Good for them. They're beginning to question why they should get their ass blown off in some foreign country so Haliburton and the likes can capitalize on it. After 7 years of sending our young people to Iraq to avenge 911 (figure that one out!) for an unwinnable ground war, Obama sends in a small elite, highly-trained team that takes out Bin-Laden with no American casualties - and without turning the world against us for being "bullies". It didn't take our "allies" long to drop the idea of war in Iraq, huh?
  • God bless American freedom 2012/02/29 01:10:19
    Insult
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    often illegal immigrants receive better health care than American veterans.
  • babibumer 2012/02/29 00:50:25
    Austerity
    babibumer
    +2
    ALL Americans should have access to health care - paid for by the taxes of ALL Americans. I'm sorry - just because someone was in the military doesn't make their life any more precious or special than any other American's life. So why isn't there Medicare for All?
  • jimmy d babibumer 2012/02/29 03:53:27
    jimmy d
    +1
    Why can't people get out and EARN they keep and pay for their own damn healthcare? We don't need anymore far overeaching inefficient government programs. What is it with you people? The problem with you libs is that you want the entitlement gravy train to continue to chug down the tracks. We've reached critical mass here (16,000,000,000,000 in debt and growing). A single payer system won't work and hasn't worked. It's too costly and wasteful. England is starting to privatize their healthcare system for just that reason. Read the news. People there wait 5 months for treatment and we just got Obamacare rammed down our throats with a monstrosity of a bill which Nancy Pelosi declared "we've got to read it to find out what's in it". IDIOTS!
  • babibumer jimmy d 2012/02/29 06:35:22
    babibumer
    No, it isn't too costly. Medicare actually is 40% more efficient than private insurance. That's just another myth the Cons continue to spout - just like "death panels". And what's wrong with reading? I've read the health care bill more than once.

    Paying for your own damn health care sounds good - but health care and health insurance has gone through the roof with its "free market" mentality. People DO work and still can't afford it. That is not how any American is supposed to live. And you hear more good reports on universal health care than you do bad. The right just likes to pick out that one complainer and make out like it's the norm.

    If we can't afford to provide health care for our citizens, we're a sorry ass country.
  • Charles E babibumer 2012/02/29 21:57:47
    Charles E
    Medicare tells providers what they will get paid based on five year old fee schedules and when.
    Because the payments are often less than the cost of providing care, many on medicare cannot find a caregiver so they are no better off then paying themselves for no care.

    It is not efficient, it is just a top down command and control economy that doesn't work.
  • babibumer Charles E 2012/03/01 03:28:23
    babibumer
    I have elderly parents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, in varying states and NONE of them have EVER had problem finding a provider or having their bill paid to the doctor. That's another RW myth to push.
  • Charles E babibumer 2012/03/01 14:51:25
    Charles E
    Lucky you! My mother worked for a dr who only cares for patients who go on medicaid after they are under his care. New medicaid patients are turned away.

    One major reason is a check received after 6 months for $1.65 for a $100+ bill.
  • babibumer Charles E 2012/03/01 21:24:00
    babibumer
    That just goes to show you how "dedicated" our doctors truly are. it's all about Show Me the Money - not quality health care for all Americans regardless of their social standing.
  • Charles E babibumer 2012/03/02 14:52:42
    Charles E
    When you are willing to pay to work, while knowing you could be sued for everything you own, you can criticize the Doctors.

    Until then, criticize the politicians for making promises they cannot or will not keep!
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