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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee blasted President Obama Thursday evening for cutting the pay of our military by suggesting a 1.6 percent annual pay raise, which falls well below the 2.1 percent figure mandated by law.

Federal workers and the military have historically received 2 to 3 percent raises, but the Obama administration has cut those annual increases during his presidency.

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Anna Giaritelli at Washington Examiner reports that Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas said, “Few people are more deserving of a full pay raise than our men and women in uniform. Yet, at the same time President Obama is proposing significant increases in military deployments and expanding existing missions, he is cutting the pay raise for our troops for the fourth year in a row.”

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Thornberry pointed at the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2017, which mandates the 2.1 percent increase and would block the president’s ability to reduce troop pay in the future.

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He said that giving military individuals and families only a 1.6 percent bump would hurt them in the long haul.

“The lower pay increase mandated by the president means a young military family would receive about $336 less this year than the law provides. Over four years of a lower rate, the family will have lost between $1,500 and $2,000,” Thornberry said.

Obama informed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday of his plan to propose a 1 percent increase in federal workers’ base pay. He added he would later decide on the exact pay increases for localities, but said it would not exceed 0.6 percent.

Federal workers have previously been given 2 or 3 percent annual raises.

Derrick Wilburn at Allen West reports that Obama used the Chief Executive’s “economic emergency” provision to bypass the BLS formula, the House of Representatives, and Title 5 U.S.C., sections 5303(b) and 5304 (a) to cut military pay.

A little historical perspective shows just how pathetic this move by Obama. A search of Navy Cyber Space
data archives shows the pay increase under Ronald Reagan. In 1982 Reagan raised military pay 14.3 percent.

By way of comparison, let’s look at the pay increases during the Obama years. The pay raise approvals Obama has actually signed for the Uniformed Services have been a steady decline:

2010 – 3.4 percent
2011 – 1.4 percent
2012 – 1.6 percent
2013 – 1.7 percent
2014 – 1.0 percent
2015 – 1.0 percent
2016 – 1.3 percent
2017 – 1.6 percent

And so there you have it. While the Obamas manage 3 weeks in Hawaii every December and 2 weeks on Martha’s Vineyard every August and the president has squeezed in close to 300 rounds of taxpayer-funded golf, those willing to sacrifice their lives for the protection of freedom and liberty can look forward to a pay increase so minuscule it will barely be noticed.

This is why we need a president that respects our military.

That’s why we need to elect Donald J. Trump!

God Bless.

VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP AND TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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