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    Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans join...

    Even as the Senate rushes to pass the new bipartisan budget agreement, lawmakers are acknowledging they botched part of the plan and are vowing to undo a cut to military retirement pay before it takes effect in 2015.
    Senators in rush to pass budget vow to undo cut to military retirement pay - Washington Times

    I could swallow the cuts to the military retirement only if they cut to all government retirement programs first. Starting with the President, House and Senate.
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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Senators in rush to pass budget vow to undo cut to military retirement pay - Washington Times

    I could swallow the cuts to the military retirement only if they cut to all government retirement programs first. Starting with the President, House and Senate.
    To be honest, as someone who's nearing retirement eligilibity, I coudl live the cuts as well as the various other changes to military benefits as long as there are accross the board reductions. Reductions to grants to study field mice in New Mexico, more stringent standards to welfare, increase retirement age for SS, etc, etc, etc.

    I think a better way to have address military retirement would have been to suspend for military retirees who double dip and have a GS (federal service) job after retirement. The Pentagon and various other agencies are filled with members that collect a miltiary retirement pension while they're receiving full federal employee pay. I would have started there before going after it as a whole.

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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    I'm no sponsor of our military, but people that work 25-30 years with the expectation of a certain retirement deserve it. Let them further cut the Pentagons budget for hardware and pay these people.

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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    If they were across the board cuts I'd reluctantly agree with them, but they are not. Very dissapointed they would treat our veterans this way. A very bad show of disrespect IMO.

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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Yep. A two-year bipartisan "agreement" that will last less than a month before adding more federal spending. Gotta love those congress critters. It's a crisis (but self created) so no "pay as you go rule" is even being discussed.
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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Senators in rush to pass budget vow to undo cut to military retirement pay - Washington Times

    I could swallow the cuts to the military retirement only if they cut to all government retirement programs first. Starting with the President, House and Senate.
    I don't want to swallow it at all. It would be easier to take if they had cut tax loopholes for illegal aliens and cut welfare/medicaid at a rate of 5% for every 1% they take from retirees.
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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Senators in rush to pass budget vow to undo cut to military retirement pay - Washington Times

    I could swallow the cuts to the military retirement only if they cut to all government retirement programs first. Starting with the President, House and Senate.
    Spoken like a true defender of all federal spending increases; you can cut (actually not increase) this program but only if you cut (not increase?) all other "similar" programs. This is why we have a "pay as you go" rule/law that is supposed to require an offsetting cut or new revenue for any increase in spending. Naturally it is a "crisis" to not increase retirement spending, so that requires no offsetting cuts or new revenue.
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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Surely we couldn't cut back on buying those excess airplanes and tanks that the military has no use for.

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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Spoken like a true defender of all federal spending increases; you can cut (actually not increase) this program but only if you cut (not increase?) all other "similar" programs. This is why we have a "pay as you go" rule/law that is supposed to require an offsetting cut or new revenue for any increase in spending. Naturally it is a "crisis" to not increase retirement spending, so that requires no offsetting cuts or new revenue.
    I think the military is far more sacred and their retirement should be the last thing cut. If they choose to cut the congress' retirement...I wouldn't have said a peep. I am actually against most forms of government sponsored retirement, but I have a soft spot for the military.
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    Re: Senate’s promise to fix cut to military retirement pay Handful of Republicans joi

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Spoken like a true defender of all federal spending increases; you can cut (actually not increase) this program but only if you cut (not increase?) all other "similar" programs. This is why we have a "pay as you go" rule/law that is supposed to require an offsetting cut or new revenue for any increase in spending. Naturally it is a "crisis" to not increase retirement spending, so that requires no offsetting cuts or new revenue.
    And you are right, the "cuts" are not really cuts. They are caps on increases which are touted as cuts.
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