Obama authorizes 1% pay raise for military, commissaries still face shut-downs

Timothy Whiteman
Wilmington Conservative Examiner
12/31/2014

In spite of Barack Obama heaping praise on members of the Armed Forces during his latest Hawaiian getaway, the Commander-in-Chief has authorized a nearly invisible 1 percent pay raise for the troops, as reported by the news portal of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) via Google News on Dec. 30, 2014. The Congressionally mandated minimum 1.8 percent automatic pay raise was axed by Obama via a legal loophole with little to no opposition from the Democrat-led Senate nor the Republican-led House of Representatives, as cited earlier this month by the ASMC.  [emphasis CAJ] The government-controlled Stars and Stripes newspaper has also reported on Dec. 30, 2014, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is still keeping alive the possibility of shutting down all stateside commissaries at a yet to be determined future date…

…The annual pay raises during the Obama Administration are minuscule when compared to the hefty raises signed into law during the Reagan years. Broken down by year, Obama has authorized: 2010 – 3.4%, 2011 – 1.4%, 2012 -1.6%, 2013 – 1.7%, 2014 – 1.0, 2015 – 1.0%. In the first full year of his presidency Reagan authorized raises ranging from 10% – 16.5% depending upon rank. From 1983 to 1989 raises varied from a 2% low to a high of 4.1%…

 

 

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Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC appeared less than thrilled, check phone messages during Obama speech. Tumblr.com

Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC appeared less than thrilled, check phone messages during Obama speech. Tumblr.com

 

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