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This is what we get for the horrible budget deal congress cut last August–they can’t balance a budget so in ride automatic cuts to families that deserve it least, our military families.
Is the refi on your mortage, courtesy of Uncle Sam, worth cutting $225 a month combat pay for our military? What about your payroll tax? And ironically, the military doesn’t have a “union” to back them up or “negotiate” pay.
What would you have to cut out of your family budget if your pay were cut by $225 a month? Cell phone? Satellite TV? College savings account?
Originally posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog:
“President Obama’s latest policy outrage makes no attempt to hide his contempt for our military, as he is ordering that our troops serving overseas in war zones overseas are not to receive combat pay unless they are being shot at, or at risk of being injured by hostile aggression.…
…According to Military.com, and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 1540-7 Sec 616) as of February 1, 2012, this new measure went into effect, and soldiers who are to receive the additional $225/mo. combat pay ‘must’ be in immediate risk of harm. The measure is very specific in its criteria for receiving the additonal pay.
‘The rules for Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay have changed. Service members will now receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas. This change went in effect on February 1, 2012.
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