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Disabled Military Retirees Not Exempt
from Pension Cuts in Budget Deal

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/17/2013 9:40:19 PM

A provision cutting the pensions of military retirees in the bipartisan budget deal that the Senate will vote on this week does not exempt disabled veterans, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Disabled retirees were previously thought to be exempt from the changes to military retiree pay, which could cost servicemembers up to $124,000 over a 20-year period. The Free Beacon previously reported that military retirees under the age of 62 would receive 1 percentage point less in their annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in the plan crafted by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee

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This just sickens and enrages me. The Republicans, and that would include that alleged "conservative" Paul Ryan, should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. They have no spines.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/17/2013 11:50:10 PM     (No. 9658107)

Those who voted for this are all a bunch of pathetic (synonym for illegitimate children).
Hint: starts with "B"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: richwill, 12/18/2013 1:19:08 AM     (No. 9658168)

Does the B word end in ds?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/18/2013 3:27:29 AM     (No. 9658202)

There is no reason whatsoever for any cut to a disabled veteran.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/18/2013 5:03:12 AM     (No. 9658236)

Obama´s the one who really insisted on this but naturally he won´t get the blame.

The brainiacs in the establish really think this will get the party back in good standing but they are delusional because they´re throwing their base away. How can a republican run against spending next fall?

Somebody came in and read the republicans the riot act,probably somebody like Trent Lott or some other lobbyist big wig.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 12/18/2013 8:39:36 AM     (No. 9658450)

Now it´s personal. My dad already paid dearly for being a Vietnam vet, now this too? Sessions is my senator and I give him kudos for this. But it´s time to boot out the so called establishment Repubs.

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