First of all retirees do not receive 50% of their pay. Under the old system it was 50% of base pay (not including housing, COLA etc) which comes out to about 33-35% of their entire pay they are used to getting. Under the current system called (high 3) it may be even less because they average the base pay for the last three years of service and then take 50% of that which could and does end up less than the 50% number everyone talks about.
The health care that was mentioned has been changed many times already. Under the old system again health care was provided for life after retiring (sometimes a combination of Mitlitary Treatment Facilities and VA) but under the current system called Tricare for Life retirees now pay a premium and deductible for health care treatment (if they choose Standard Tricare they can get around paying the yearly premium but still have a deductible) as well as a 75%/25% split with Tricare. Plans have already been approved for the cost of the healthcare to rise each year for the premiums to bring the healthcare benefits in line with civilian plans. Also, once you turn 65 under Tricare you end up enrolling in Medicare just like all the other civilians in the US.
Still sound like they are overpaid??
August 10, 2011 at 8:04pm
Exactly what I was thinking. Even if they decide this is not a “hate” crime (which it is) they can still charge them with crimes (assualt and battery etc) but the article doesn’t say they are going to get charged with anything. Let’s hope they do.
June 3, 2011 at 3:38pm
Its not the 250K that is different it is the number of months that we have to produce that many jobs to ge to 2007 levels that keeps increasing.
May 2, 2011 at 4:16pm
OK – couple of things that I think need to be checked out.
First of all, the birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s birth as August 4, 1961. It also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right? At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “Kenya, East Africa”. This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s birth, and 27 years after his father’s birth. How could have Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British East Africa Protectorate”.
The second is the hospital that Obama was born in. On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”. This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity Home”, respectively. The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
Check it out below. http://www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107678.html?pageno=2
That's interesting about the birth place of the father, but that could be that the mother filled out the form and she didn't know about Kenya being called something else when the father was born.
April 14, 2011 at 7:59pm
Obviously YOU do not know what is in the constitution or cannot read. Here it is for your edification.
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States:
“ No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
April 14, 2011 at 3:40pm
You have preached to us to do our own homework over and over. I have done my homework and I still have a big question mark in my mind about this issue. Don’t tell us what to do or you have become like the rest of the establishment who think they know what is better for us and we are obviously too ignorant to know what is right and what is wrong.
The question mark that is in my mind on this issue can be answered by Mr. Obama simply showing us his true Birth Certificate and not another copy of the Certificate of Live Birth. Unitl the question is answered it will remain an issue and should.
March 25, 2011 at 9:20pm
Sorry, I forgot Janet.
March 25, 2011 at 9:18pm
Oh,sorry, I forgot Napolitano should also be prosecuted along with Holder and Obama.
March 25, 2011 at 9:16pm
IMPEACH and PROSECUTE Holder and Obama for being an accesory to the muder of two Federal Officers! This whole administration is an embarassment.
February 22, 2011 at 8:20pm
I wonder if we would have seen the same reaction if it had been an Islamic child drawing a picture of killing a Jew or Christian? Definitely would have gotten a reaction- just don’t know if it would have been the same OVER reaction.
February 17, 2011 at 7:00pm
If I decide to not show up to work to avoid an unpleasant day at work I would be fired. The same should happen to them!
February 14, 2011 at 3:20pm
Yep – Democrats never met a tax they didn’t like.
Here in Hawaii, now that we have Obama’s buddy Abercrombie – we have already been informed of doubling our registration fees on automobiles, attempts on getting soda tax and many more. Hawaii already has some of the highest taxes in the nation, guess we are shooting for number 1. Look out California we want that top spot!
I don't like sin taxes all that much. It's odd to say something is okay to sell, to set up revenue streams dependent upon that industry, and then to turn around and tax it punitively. It's also sketchy to single out a single industry or good for wildly different tax rates--one ought to have a VERY good reason to do so, better than just "some people are offended by the use of this good."
February 9, 2011 at 7:59pm
Posted on February 9, 2011 at 1:33pm
“Ok. How about this, let’s say he is a muslim, why does it matter? Yes, there are dangerous crazy Muslims (bin laden) but their are also crazy Christians (tim mcvay). So since he clearly isn’t a crazy dangerous Muslim why does it matter if he Muslim or Christian or jewish or atheis?
I am Christian that 100% disagrees with Islam but I don‘t think it would be bad the president wasn’t a Christian.”
Timothy McVeigh was not a Christian – he was a self proclaimed aetheist. Too many people think because McVeigh is white that he was automatically a Christian and use that as an excuse for Muslim terrorists.
February 2, 2011 at 8:50pm
From what i can find out about the Kirpan in the Sikh religion it is a weapon of self defense but in most cases is symbolic. All true Sikhs are required to carry a Kirpan to symbolize truth over untruth.
I also read that this was also a problem in the UK but that the Kirpan is not allowed to be carried over there and even one of the leaders of the Sikhs recommended it not be carried by the children but they could wear hairbands or some other item like that to fulfill the requirement that they carry a Kirpan for their religion. Sounds like a compromise Michigan should look into.
January 13, 2011 at 9:01pm
To TheProfessor1031 –
According to The Recorder in Amsterdam – Wills is a cited as being a Democrat – link below.
Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:52pm
This would not be a problem if they just required the kids to ride the busses provided free. No car no guns. Why does every parent think little Suzy is too good to ride the bus? Some schools have bigger student parking lots than some malls
Perhaps you are not aware but many of the school districts now charge families for the children riding the bus to school. Here in Hawaii it is $250 per student for the school year(of course we still have to pay school taxes – just that the bus service is no longer free). Yes, I remember when I was young it was free too – alas nothing is free anymore!
September 23, 2010 at 7:44pm
This touching story reminded me of my father. He received a heart transplant when he was 55 years old and even though we never knew who the heart was from we were eternally grateful. He lived another 14 years and passed at the age of 69 of cancer but he heart was still strong. Truly a miracle.