Democrats always attack, decimate, reduce, belittle, disarm, and de-fund the military.
Here is some more of the Democrat party putting down the military and making them pay taking their pay.
The United States military forces were greatly reduced by the Democrats after World War I in the years before the December 07, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. At that time our military had been reduced to a very dangerously low level. We had to pay dearly for that foolishness.
Such are the Democrats and their complete denial and ignorance of history.
The Democrats have always despised the American military, who maintains the freedom of the United States, so much so that they continuously attack the American military in any way they can, especially financially.
In the sixties the Air Force was paid twice a month, on the fifteenth and the thirtieth. Most military families lived payday to payday because the pay was so poor. They were forced to plan on two week budgets. Then their payday was changed to once a month, to being paid on the last business day of the month. The pay they planned on and needed on the fifteenth of the month did not happen. The total pay for the month was the same but families who planed on their pay every two weeks had to go an extra two weeks to receive that pay. This was extremely hard on those who had to live from payday to payday. For what it maybe worth, most of these families could have qualified for food stamps. In the military you could not even apply for food stamps.
But the government got a two week cash flow benefit.
So our payday became the last business day of the month, we survived and we adjusted.
Another outrage was promotion freezes; I went through several of these during my twenty plus years in the USAF.
Then there were the years of the pay freezes, no Cost Of Living Allowances (COLA, which was supposed to keep up with inflation).
There were years of reductions in forces, material, weapons, R&D, bases being closed, medical care (promised but not delivered).
There are many more.
Then the payday was changed again to the first business day of the month instead of the last business day of the month. Only a day or two change, but that had an effect on the government’s cash flow. Ours as well but we did not count, again we adjusted.
Here is the latest rip off (no other words apply).
The once a month pay that was paid on the first business day of the month was changed again.
December 2011, the payday was changed, this time the rule was that if the first of the month is a holiday or a weekend the payday would be the last business day of the preceding month.
Only a day or two you say?
Here is what a difference a day or two can make.
The kicker: January the first is always a holiday, therefore the January 2012 pay was moved to December 31, 2011.
The INTENDED consequences were that I and all other retired and active duty military personnel in all branches of military service would be taxed on thirteen months of pay (the thirteenth month was the January 02, 2012 pay that was received on December 31, 2011 and accounted as 2011 pay).
Count the days.
This increased my taxable income enough that part of my Social Security became taxable.
In case you did not know, Social Security IS taxable. Now you know about another democrat party lie.
To continue: this shifting of income from 2012 to 2011 put me in higher tax brackets. It also made part of my Social Security taxable which bumped me into yet another higher tax bracket.
The end result was an additional $251.00 in income taxes. This was effectively a reduction in pay of $251.00 for that “thirteenth month”.
That may not sound like much, but it is more than one month’s basic utilities (gas, water, and electric) for me.
How would you feel about that?
Obama and the democrats have once again given me and every retired and all active duty military personnel in all branches of service, another screwing. We will all have to pay taxes on thirteen months of pay for 2011. Multiply my cost/loss by the total number of retired and active duty military service personnel in all branches of service.
I am not typical; the real amount will be far higher.
That is a huge amount stripped (stolen) from our military and their families.
Once again our United States military pays the cost.
So where will this money go?
Where did the TARP go?
I can not understand how anyone, especially anyone in the military, can vote for Obama or any Democrat or even believe anything the Democrats say.
Well on second thought, maybe I can. I used to associate with people who were: “Blissfully Blind”, “Determinedly Stupid” and “Invincibly Ignorant”. Thankfully I got away from them without being infected.
(I think know they were liberals)
In 2012 I will have to pay taxes on twelve months of pay, the January 2013 pay will be moved to 2012. That is twelve months of pay. That means there is no way I can ever recover from this financial fraud.
This is another story you will never see in the MSM (Marxist, Socialist, Media, also known as the propaganda arm of the Obama administration/Democrat party).
USAF RET MSG Al Cooper