Friday, January 17, 2014

Military Kicked Around Because Congress Deceives Us

Their Deceit

House approved
Vast Majority of Military Pension Cuts Remain in Omnibus Spending Bill
82 percent of military retirees still face thousands in lost retirement pay

Senate approved (facing primary elections in 2014)
Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

Here are the 17 Republicans who voted to pass the bill:
    Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) 
    Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
    Roy Blunt (Mo.)
    John Boozman (Ark.)
    Dan Coats (In.)
    Thad Cochran (Miss.)
    Susan Collins (Maine)
    Mark Kirk (Ill.)
    Lindsey Graham (S.C.)  
    Orrin Hatch (Utah)
    John Hoeven (N.D.)
    Johnny Isakson (Ga.)
    Jerry Moran (Kan.)
    Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
    Richard Shelby (Ala.)
    David Vitter (La.)
    Roger Wicker (Miss.)

The Reality

Targeting military pensions is so outragious that I am almost certain it is just the latest tactic of congressional leaders to deceive voters.  Pension reductions do not take effect until December 2015.

Before pensions are actually reduced, the next round of budget drama will be due from Congress. In order to make R.I.N.O. leadership appear heroic, Dems will relent (as secretly agreed no doubt) on restoring the legislated military pension cut.

But, the Dems also will mysteriously "win" Republican support for something Obama had wanted. After days of rank and file haggling, another bipartisan compromise will be announced. These dramas are designed to keep incumbents in office by countering criticisms that they cannot work together nor get things done.

Congress might as well be electing people with legitimate Screen Actors Guild membership to House and Senate leadership positions.

Prediction 

Q:  What may the Republican giveback to the Obama administration be?
A:  More IRS agents for Obamacare.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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