Keith Brownmiller
The House and Senate are showing their distain for the serviceman/woman yet again. In the latest budget that sailed through the House virtually unopposed and will barely pass the Senate is being balanced on the back of those that were medically retired, even those with combat-related problems.

The corrupt politicians have decided that those medically retired can get by with a reduced COLA until age 62.

That my friends is a complete stab in the back. The two Senators from California have never done anything except line their pockets. I have already written my Congressman letting him know how angry I am over that and that I wanted a detailed explaination on why he supported the legislation.

Write your Senators and Congressman and then give them a piece of your mind.

They need to know that we oppose those actions.
The Gunny
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Rick Holly
I heard about that. AND the politicians keep adding to their retirement and health care. 
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Keith Brownmiller
Here is some more detail on the act and its impact on us.

Among those savings is an annual 1 percent reduction in cost-of-living increases for military retirees under 62. The move would save the government about $6 billion over the next decade, but enraged veterans groups say it breaks financial promises made to servicemembers.

“This is not just about money,” said Norb Ryan, president of the Military Officers Association of America. “This is about keeping our word (as a nation). Instead, they’ve rushed and made a very bad decision.”

MOAA estimates the change will cost a typical enlisted member who retires at 40 about $83,000 over 20 years, and cost a typical retired officer more than $124,000.


That is a substantial amount of money that could send a child to college. Or buy a house.
The Gunny
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