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 disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The increases are steep:
According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.
An added benefit, beyond breaking spirits by showing that their own government is not behind them, is that it will drive servicemen into the arms of ObamaCare.
Administration officials told Congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
If you’re in a group favored by Obama, there’s no need to worry.
[L]eaving civilian workers’ benefits unchanged while hitting the military reflect the administration’s effort to court labor unions, as government unions are the only segment of organized labor that has increased in recent years.
The “loathing” Demorrhoids have for the military has been common knowledge at least since the Clinton Administration. A vote for them is a vote to knife a soldier in the back on behalf of some useless overpaid parasite growing fatter and softer behind a desk in Washington.
On tips from Jeff, G. Fox, Bob Roberts, Shawn, Lee, and Fiberal.