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I wrote her a letter explaining my concerns about cutting military spending:
FURTHER CUTS TO MILITARY PAY AND BENEFITS
I am disheartened to learn that the Obama Administration is looking to make deeper cuts into the pay and benefits of current military and retired military personnel. I am always appalled at the fact that the military people are always the first people congress goes after when cutting budgets. It is as if Congress has little or no empathy for the very people who put their lives on the line every day to make this the greatest country on the planet. It is as if they are looked upon as nothing but “cannon-fodder” to use and abuse at will, at the whim of Congress when it is “convenient” to do so, apparently not caring about these people and families who sacrificed so much. It is as though now that there is a consorted, intentional effort to completely dismantle not only the structure of the military, but the notion of honor that goes along with it. With the constant misuse and abuse of the military people by the Federal Government, the notion of serving in the military to serve our nation is being severely negatively impacted. You have to ask yourself, if you were a young person thinking about serving, “What is the benefit to me if I join the military”? In the past, in my era, there was a sense of honor, knowing that America stood for justice and peace, and also knowing that if you stuck with it, there would be a reward at the end, a brass ring, if you like, in the form of the benefits that military retirement brings. Take away all that, and what do you have left..? Answer, very little. Take away the pride and nobility, the barely equitable pay for volunteering to serve, and the retirement benefits, especially the medical, and you have little or no incentive left. If the people see that the Federal Government is NOT going to treat you well in the military, why join? So, with that being said, how is the military going to be able to recruit enough volunteers for service? The short answer is; they’re not. So, unless that is the plan so conscription can be reinstituted, it’s not a good idea to keep punishing the military every time there is a budget shortfall, especially when there are thousands other areas in the government that can and should be trimmed.
With all this being said, I must remind you that your election cycles will be very difficult and contentious should you decide to slight the military any further. While your cycle is not due for several years, you can bet that your party as a whole will suffer a huge loss at the polls should the Democrat Party continue to punish the military people. We are watching your votes in the House and Senate and we are watching the committee actions. Do not fool yourself, WE ARE WATCHING AND WE WILL VOTE ACCORDINGLY. You have to ask yourself; “How many military, active duty, retired and vets do I have in my State or district?” I’ll be there is a bunch..
Here is her reply I got today:
Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about military spending. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter, and sincerely regret the delayed response.
On March 4, 2014, President Barack Obama submitted his fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress. This proposed budget would provide $494.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Defense for fiscal year 2015, which is about $31 billion less than last year’s requested amount. The request seeks to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers serving in the U.S. Army from 510,000 to about 450,000 by fiscal year 2019, and the number of National Guard and Reserve service members from 831,000 to 798,000. This budget would also increase TRICARE deductibles and copays in an effort to restructure and reduce the cost of military benefits.
I have concerns about the proposed cuts and increases in health care costs. I look forward to learning more about the Department of Defense’s budget proposal and its potential impact on Washington state’s military community. After a decade of war, I know that long and frequent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have greatly strained our state’s military families. Please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind as the budget process continues this year.
I am profoundly grateful for the service of America’s service members and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation. I will continue to work to ensure that the brave men and women of our armed forces have the essential tools and resources they need to accomplish their mission on behalf of the people of the United States. I know this is particularly important in our state, which is home to the tenth largest military population in the country. As such, we have an important responsibility to ensure that our service members and their families are provided the benefits and assistance that they so greatly deserve.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator
This reply is a non reply and she goes on to further explain that they are going to raise my out of pocket health insurance costs. Is this the kind of Senator we should re-elect or should the State of Washington recall her? ALL her replies to me are like this and I am sick and tired of it.
PATTY MURRAY (D) WA and MARIA CANTWELL (D) WA STAB THE MILITARY RETIREES IN THE BACK – MILITARY RETIREES WITH TRICARE PRIME WILL LOSE THEIR HEALTH PLAN 1 APRIL 2013
Funny how this information didn’t hit the news until AFTER the election, and the idiots in Washington State re-elected Maria Cantwell to the Senate. Every time we military turn around, our elected officials stab us in the back and eliminate or reduce the benefits we worked 20+ years to get. In this case, us military retirees who have TriCare Prime as our health coverage will lose our Prime plan as of 1 April and will be forced onto TriCare Standard with much higher rates. This is because they are reducing the “Prime” coverage areas so if you live 40+ miles away from a military medical facility you are no longer eligible for this plan. This effects over 171,000 retirees like myself who are outside the 40 mile limit. Come to find out, this plan was hatched by Congress a long time ago. This is especially egregious because of the committees Patty Murray serves on, as listed here. She does not advocate for the Vets at all and is a disgrace to her office and her constituents. Click the links below and get the data. Once again the military gets shafted. How disgraceful is it when a government says to the vets face how much they are appreciated and whose benefits should be protected, then turns around behind their back and disrespects them in private and steals their hard-earned benefits, one by one by one? IN the past I was always an advocate for some young man or woman joining the military and serve this great country, but at this point, I no longer believe that at all. The United States does not deserve the caliber of young Americans we have today, given that they will be used as cannon-fodder in some bullshit meaningless war someplace then, if they live through it, have their benefits stolen by the corrupt politicians in DC in the name of balancing the budget. Balancing the budget on the backs of the GI’s is not going to help the deficit at all. All they are doing is destroying a once mighty military, and country along with it. To all who voted for this idiot in the WH, YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE, I HOPE YOU ALL LOSE YOUR JOBS AND GO BANKRUPT, LOSE YOUR HOMES AND EVERYTHING YOU OWN! I for one knew better, unfortunately because of your idiocy, you will take all of us down with you…….. The “Great Experiment” is over, thanks to you. Click here to see some of the money Cantwell has taken from tribal gaming casino’s. WOW
SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D) WASHINGTON STATE – VOTING RECORD. Does she represent your vision of America and Washington State?
WHY IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WEARING A RING WITH A PORTION OF THE SHAHADA INSCRIBED ON IT?
Really, I want to know why BO is wearing a gold ring with a portion of The Shahada which is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God (tawhid) and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet? Why would someone who professes to be a Christian would wear a ring that says he believes in the Muslim Prophet Mohammad? The two are incongruent…. You cannot be one without disavowing the other….. Hmmmmm, something not right here……. I would really like to hear from my readers on this subject because I just want to be able to make sense of this……. Kudo’s to WND for reporting this along with GB. Click the links to get the info and make up your own mind….
This article goes into depth and explains further, the problems that exist with the Commander and Chiefs Social Security Number. It is a good read and this is an issue that should not be ignored, just to be found out to be true AFTER he leaves office. I think this speaks directly to the efforts he has made to keep his history secret; his birth certificate, his college transcripts, his scholarship information, and all the rest. In my opinion, the reason it is all secret, is simply because all of our suspicions will be proven to be true. He was born in Kenya, NOT Hawaii, AND he got his scholarships due to his foreign student status. With all this being “speculated”, one has to ask why any prudent member of Congress has not stepped up and fully vetted this situation in a completely truthful manner (as they are supposed to as their oath of office requires)? In my opinion there are only 2 possibilities; 1. They know it and are co-conspirators in usurping the Constitution and are actively deceiving the public, or 2. This one is to hot politically and every Representative and Senator would take a fall…. In either case, as a whole, our nation, our Constitution, us citizens, are screwed and we are no longer a Republic if our elected officials will not do their job and preserve-protect the Constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC…….
One thing is certain. If Obama is re-elected, the USA that we citizens were born into and love, will cease to exist. He will complete his socialist plans ans we will be nothing more than any other socialist nation that preys on its citizens, who in turn get substandard everything from the mother government……. Our only hope is to defeat him in Nov and make sure the Republicans feet are held and kept in the fire until we say they are doing a good job. I firmly believe that neither party has come to grips with the power of the internet. Our lines of communication are so good, they can’t fart in DC, without us knowing about it 10 minutes later. They don’t get that yet, but I propose they get a good dose of “us citizens” from this time forward!
I read today that the Russians are looking to establish a base in Cuba and are in talks with the Cuban Government. Anyone with half a brain should have seen this coming. I reported on this a long time ago. The Russian Bear NEVER went away and is now looking to take advantage of an America they perceive as weak and misguided. They may be right, and for the Obama Administration to not anticipate this maneuver, is wholly incompetent and/or subversive. If the Russians get a foothold in Cuba, does anyone believe that they won’t move in nukes, either ship launched or land? The Lefts blindness in this area is incomprehensible and Americans, as well as any other country in the western hemisphere should be alarmed at this development. America used to have a doctrine that did not allow the introduction of any kind of nukes in the western hemisphere, and it is looking like the Obama Administration has ignored that prudent policy. Just look at what is going on in Venezuela with the Communists moving in there. There is no doubt in my mind that Obama is ill prepared to deal with this level of crisis. In my opinion he will crumble and nothing good will come of it. The thought of nukes aimed at us from 90 miles off the coast is not a comforting thought even though they have subs off our coasts all the time, doing the same thing we do, armed with nuclear tipped messengers of destruction…. Click here to read on how President Kennedy handled the situation in October of 1962. Of course, Obama might just think that this is all okay and he couldn’t care less….. I don’t know, what do you think?
“Thank you for contacting me United States Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
On June 28, 2012, in the landmark decision of National Federation of Independent Business et. al. v. Health and Human Services et al., the United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). The Supreme Court’s decision is an important step in upholding a law that will help drive down the cost of health care and increase access to those who don’t have coverage. Many important provisions will help reward the State of Washington for its cost-effective, outcome-based, delivery system.
Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, people can no longer be denied insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law provides small businesses tax breaks for providing health insurance. It also will help provide cheaper prescription drugs for seniors, and will permit young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. It ends unfair penalties for Washington providers who deliver quality health care at a lower cost than other states, and it ensures Washington state’s Basic Health Plan will continue to serve as a national model for expanding access to care using bulk purchasing power. Finally, the law helps to build Washington state’s future health care workforce.
Ensuring that individuals have access to high quality affordable health care has always been a priority of mine. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to strongly advocate for increased access to quality health care, affordable health care cost, and improved efficiency of our medical delivery system.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator”
MY COMMENTS: After all we now know about this Obamanation of a law, this poor example of a Senator has the chutzpah to crow about it now. She is exposing herself for all of us to see what she really is, just another Liberal/Progressive who wants to make you a servant of big government who in-turn will be telling you what kind of healthcare you will be ALLOWED to have. She is just another tax and spend liberal who believes that raising taxes is the answer to all our ills. As I indicated in a earlier post, she is just another career politician, who happens to be one of those terrible millionaires who doesn’t pay enough taxes, but says we should pay more but I doubt that she pays any more that she has too. Don’t ever lose sight of the fact that the $250k they talk about as the limit, those below won’t pay more, that $250k is gross pay, not net! So almost all small business people will get hammered. SHE IS A DYED IN THE WOOL LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE PERIOD! She must be voted out of office this election!
The only thing I can say to this is “I told you so”! This guy is hell bent on destroying this nation in every way he can. The military folks had better wake up and smell the coffee. He is after them and all the retirees who use Tri-Care. And that’s just about everybody. Click here for the article. The House had better not cave on this otherwise every “R” who allows this will get replaced this year also………
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According to this article,a TSA Supervisor has come forward and state that the agency has been directed to hire wackos in order to help push the people into accepting the coming police state….. Well, I really don’t know what to think about this so-called revelation. Could it be that there are actually people in the Federal Government who are brazen enough to admit to this crazy, out of the blue, unreal, “conspiracy” of sorts? The really scary thing is,…. in this administration, I believe it’s possible. If true, this revelation should stand as a shot across the bow of every citizen in this nation. Is this where we as a nation and society want to go? Are all the “alarmist” FEMA campers right? Has our government been conspiring against us, and if so, will the patriots in the military allow this to happen or will they stand up and say NO?! This in my opinion, is the crux of the matter. How patriotic are our military members? If this is true, I’ll guess we’ll find out……..one way or the other..