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Our Veterans Are Being Cheated

Military retirees are being cheated out of their full pensions under the budget deal approved by Congress, and President Obama should veto the bill.

“There must be a better way to reduce spending than by breaking faith with our retired military personnel. It is especially outrageous that civilian workers are not affected by this pension change, which is unequal and unfair, ” said Gary Stubblefield, a former Navy SEAL and chairman of Special Operations for America.

“As commander in chief, President Obama is the leader of the nation’s armed forces and he has a duty to protect the interests of all military members, both active and retired. He needs to veto the bill,” said Stubblefield.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington), cuts military pensions by $6 billion through a 1% reduction in the annual cost-of-living inflation adjustment for retirees under the age of 62. The change will be costly: a sergeant first class who retires at 42 would lose more than $70,000 over the course of 20 years, according to the Military Officers Association of America.

“It is shameful that the government is targeting the retirement pensions of men and  women who put their lives on the line for their country. That is wrong. These cuts will disrupt lives and families, and violate a sacred trust. Congress needs to find a way to reduce spending without burdening our retired military with benefit cuts that are borne only by them, and not their civilian counterparts,” said Stubblefield.

Senator Reid calls for Redskins to change their name

Dear Senator Reid, you have bigger things to worry about. Stop putting all that time and energy into changing an innocuous sports name and start caring more about OUR VETERANS!

Read more about it here.

Contact Senator Reid and tell him to get his priorities straight! 

Homeland Security top spots go to crony donors from the left

This is what is wrong with Washington. To ensure that these politicians like Reid and Pelosi can stay in power, they hire their friends to protect them. This is appalling.

"Thanks to Reid’s rule change, unqualified stooges will manage the Obama Department of Homeland Security. It’s a bundler’s world, and we’re just living in it. God help us." - Michelle Malkin

Read the entire article here.