House Democrats are right now slamming the National Defense Authorization Act “negotiated” between HASC Chair Buck McKeon and SASC Chair Senator Carl Levin for cutting the pay hike for troops while cutting their basic housing allowance and adding a co-pay for all their prescriptions. Of course these Dems are just using this opportunity to set up Senate Republicans running in 2016 to get bashed –rightfully– for cutting the pay and benefits of men and women in uniform.
This was a terrible mistake on a policy level and the worst political blunder since the GOP went along with Senate Dems plan to cut the earned retirement benefits of career military in late 2013. Would someone please tell the Senate GOP to scuttle this bill asap before it hurts the men and women and uniform, and of course their own re-elections in 23 months?
The twitter accounts of the GOP senators up for re-election in 2016 –any one of whom could filibuster and stop this– are:
@KellyAyotte (New Hampshire)
@SenatorBurr (North Carolina)
Let them know what you think and include #KeepYourPromise. You can be assured their staffs monitor their twitter feeds. Ask them to block the NDAA, even via filibuster if necessary, until these cuts are reversed.