Happy Veterans Day! Laying down their lives is not enough for this Administration, they now want Military and Family members to sacrifice pay and benefits.
The Obama Administration loves the Military So Much that they will be receiving a whopping 1% pay raise in 2014, even though the Military Pay Formula says the raise should be 1.8%.
Additionally, The President touts and increase in the Minimum Wage…. Interestingly he never mentions that an entry level military soldier makes just $47.23 per day. If He worked just 8 hours (and you know that is never true) that is a mere $5.90 per hour. Sure, lets make our soldiers and their families sacrifice just a little more!
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Tuesday that troops and their families will be asked to sacrifice on pay and benefits to preserve readiness in an era of tighter budgets.
Hagel listed politically-charged changes to compensation and personnel policy as one of his top six priorities in reforming the military following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as the department gears up to meet new challenges.
“This may be the most difficult” to achieve among his six priorities, Hagel said of proposals to trim pay increases, overhaul TRICARE and review retirement benefits while adapting to cuts in personnel.
“Without serious attempts to achieve significant savings in this area, which consumes roughly half of the DoD budget and is increasing every year, we risk becoming an unbalanced force,” Hagel said.
The alternative was to have a military that is “well-compensated, but poorly trained and equipped, with limited readiness and capability,” Hagel said in a keynote address to a Global Security Forum 2013 sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.