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SOROS THINK TANK RECOMMENDS BIG CUTS TO MILITARY BENEFITS
A new report by a liberal-leaning think tank recommends a dramatic overhaul of military pay, retirement and health care benefits as part of a $1 trillion cut in defense spending over 10 years.

The Center for American Progress calls for capping pay raises, eliminating military health benefits for many retirees who are covered by an employer-provided plan, and reducing the value of military retired pay as well as making retirees wait until age 60 to start receiving it.

Recommendations are included in a report, Rebalancing Our National Security, released Oct. 31 by the progressive think tank and advocacy group. The report opposes across-the-board cuts in defense spending that could occur beginning in January under sequestration but still calls for major reductions in defense spending.

Capping pay raises, the report says, could save $16.5 billion over the next five years. Reducing retiree health care benefits, through a combination of restricting care and raising fees, could save $15 billion a year. Reforming military retired pay could save, in the short term, up to $13 billion a year, and over time could save up to $70 billion a year off the current plan.

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"In addition to cutting compensation and benefits, the report also recommends cutting the number of active-duty troops permanently based in Europe and Asia, saving $10 billion a year. It recommends withdrawing 33,000 troops from Europe and about 17,000 from Asia."


WWII ended over 60 years ago. Time to bring them home.

Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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Agreed. Maybe I will vote Obama on Tuesday and not Romney after all...
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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A new report by a liberal-leaning think tank recommends a dramatic overhaul of military pay, retirement and health care benefits as part of a $1 trillion cut in defense spending over 10 years.

The Center for American Progress calls for capping pay raises, eliminating military health benefits for many retirees who are covered by an employer-provided plan, and reducing the value of military retired pay as well as making retirees wait until age 60 to start receiving it.

Recommendations are included in a report, Rebalancing Our National Security, released Oct. 31 by the progressive think tank and advocacy group. The report opposes across-the-board cuts in defense spending that could occur beginning in January under sequestration but still calls for major reductions in defense spending.

Capping pay raises, the report says, could save $16.5 billion over the next five years. Reducing retiree health care benefits, through a combination of restricting care and raising fees, could save $15 billion a year. Reforming military retired pay could save, in the short term, up to $13 billion a year, and over time could save up to $70 billion a year off the current plan.

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Yeah what a great idea from the vulture capitalist extreme. Surely the object is to remove another promise from the military, and to shovel the "savings," into large banks and their derivative black holes. That way money will not circulate as before into the real economy, and the asinine crash will continue. Meanwhile escalating war costs will increase, and soldiers will have even less incentive for their service.

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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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Russia is in a death spiral.

China will continue to gear up. But who cares, completely pull out of Asia and allow China to control it.

Get reassurances from China they won't above US currency reserve status and they will happily abide if we give them what they want: Asia.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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Nice BS flag. Why don't you put it on the new Chinese aircraft carrier that just went into service?
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call me when Russia or China actually invades some shit,

dumb ass.





Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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bsflag
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Nice BS flag. Why don't you put it on the new Chinese aircraft carrier that just went into service?
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Russia is in a death spiral.
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Actually Obama is playing right into their hands...

Thread: While you decide who to vote for, America loses its hegemony over oil to Russia
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26914191


Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


bsflag
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Nice BS flag. Why don't you put it on the new Chinese aircraft carrier that just went into service?
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lulz, the half century old, retrofitted, soviet relic that can't even have aircraft land on it... lulz.

Dumbass, armchair general...
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26914191


Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


Russia is in a death spiral.

China will continue to gear up. But who cares, completely pull out of Asia and allow China to control it.

Get reassurances from China they won't above US currency reserve status and they will happily abide if we give them what they want: Asia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13465130


I can totally see the USA doing this.

damned

Beware, fellow Anglos, in OZ and NZ.
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call me when Russia or China actually invades some shit,

dumb ass.
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Like Georgia, dipshit? Read a book.
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Russia is in a death spiral.
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Actually Obama is playing right into their hands...

Thread: While you decide who to vote for, America loses its hegemony over oil to Russia
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What a complete fucking tard.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26914191


Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


Russia is in a death spiral.

China will continue to gear up. But who cares, completely pull out of Asia and allow China to control it.

Get reassurances from China they won't above US currency reserve status and they will happily abide if we give them what they want: Asia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13465130


I can totally see the USA doing this.

damned

Beware, fellow Anglos, in OZ and NZ.
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fuck em.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


Russia is in a death spiral.

China will continue to gear up. But who cares, completely pull out of Asia and allow China to control it.

Get reassurances from China they won't above US currency reserve status and they will happily abide if we give them what they want: Asia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13465130


I can totally see the USA doing this.

damned

Beware, fellow Anglos, in OZ and NZ.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26969698


fuck em.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13465130


The USA always betrays its allies.

damned
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Agreed. Maybe I will vote Obama on Tuesday and not Romney after all...
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oh yeah THAT makes a lot of sense...

/sarcasm/
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Give Soros a rifle and drop him in Afghanistan. Maybe he would quit being an arsehole.
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Soros and think tank together is an oxymoran!
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Romney's all in,that's part of the 47% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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And the muslim world. The only reason we have not had war on our soil isbecause we are a super power. We get rid of that status and you will need to start learning chinese or Russian as your first language. They are going full force in there military. You want sharia law? We cannot cut our military spending, you can kiss America goodbye if we do.
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call me when Russia or China actually invades some shit,

dumb ass.
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Like Georgia, dipshit? Read a book.
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You need to read a book. If you think Russia simply invaded Gruziya you got that information from the television.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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And the muslim world. The only reason we have not had war on our soil isbecause we are a super power. We get rid of that status and you will need to start learning chinese or Russian as your first language. They are going full force in there military. You want sharia law? We cannot cut our military spending, you can kiss America goodbye if we do.
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and to add to that: if you start screwing with the military retirement you libs had better get ready for the draft.
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Military calls for nationalization of banks.
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Military calls for nationalization of banks.
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eh? Which military?
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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And the muslim world. The only reason we have not had war on our soil isbecause we are a super power. We get rid of that status and you will need to start learning chinese or Russian as your first language. They are going full force in there military. You want sharia law? We cannot cut our military spending, you can kiss America goodbye if we do.
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what an idiot....

We are the ones arming the muslim world you turd. The largest arms purchase in the history of the world was made by the Saudi Arabia purshasing American weaponry. We armed Egypt, we armed Iraq, we are arming Afghanistan, we armed Iran during the Shah, we arm the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, we arm Pakistan...

If you think any of these countries will ever have the ability to turn our own arms against us and invade the US to implement sharia then you have a serious mental illness.


The sole reason we are a super power is because of bretton woods and our reserve currency status, not because of our ridiculous military spending.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


And the muslim world. The only reason we have not had war on our soil isbecause we are a super power. We get rid of that status and you will need to start learning chinese or Russian as your first language. They are going full force in there military. You want sharia law? We cannot cut our military spending, you can kiss America goodbye if we do.
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The reason we have not had a muslim war on our soil is due to the low number of muslims. The more muslims come in the more problems we will all have. The more war the more emigration.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26988843


And the muslim world. The only reason we have not had war on our soil isbecause we are a super power. We get rid of that status and you will need to start learning chinese or Russian as your first language. They are going full force in there military. You want sharia law? We cannot cut our military spending, you can kiss America goodbye if we do.
 Quoting: closing eyes


and to add to that: if you start screwing with the military retirement you libs had better get ready for the draft.
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Why would you have to implement a draft to replace already retired military personnel?

The fact of the matter is we can have a military that maintains our "super power" status, ie. maintain petro dollar recycling with half the personnel we now have.
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"In addition to cutting compensation and benefits, the report also recommends cutting the number of active-duty troops permanently based in Europe and Asia, saving $10 billion a year. It recommends withdrawing 33,000 troops from Europe and about 17,000 from Asia."


WWII ended over 60 years ago. Time to bring them home.

Empire USA needs to downsize.
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yep, cut troops, pay and benefits and increase the private contractors, such as 'xe' whatever name they are now using
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No more cushy early retirement for new recruits.
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Empire USA needs to downsize.
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Meanwhile Russia and China gear up... rimshot
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bsflag
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