Scandalous: Barack Hussein Obama Pulls Combat Pay for US Troops « PUMABydesign001’s Blog

Well it’s Monday so here we go again. If you read my last post, you know what the Leansubmariner (BTW his title reflects that he is a supply chain specialist, not that he’s skinny) thinks of what Washington is doing in relation to the fleet. I agree for what it’s worth.

Now here comes PUMABydesign001 to tell us that Washington is also narrowing significantly the definition of Combat Pay which is already lower than the troops deserve.

“President Obama’s latest policy outrage makes no attempt to hide his contempt for our military, as he is ordering that our troops serving overseas in war zones overseas are not to receive combat pay unless they are being shot at, or at risk of being injured by hostile aggression.…

…According to, and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 1540-7 Sec 616) as of February 1, 2012, this new measure went into effect, and soldiers who are to receive the additional $225/mo. combat pay ‘must’ be in immediate risk of harm. The measure is very specific in its criteria for receiving the additonal pay.

‘The rules for Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay have changed. Service members will now receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas. This change went in effect on February 1, 2012.

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At a time when the entire Middle East is in an uproar, when Venezuela and Iran are forging what mightily resembles an alliance, when Israel’s faces an existential threat, and when the entire world (friend and foe) perceives American leadership as soft and yielding; I find these sign of contempt for the military troubling.

Seems like I heard Obama say something about “Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution of the United States back there on 20 January 2009. Maybe someone ought to remind him since he seems to have forgotten all three.



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5 Responses to Scandalous: Barack Hussein Obama Pulls Combat Pay for US Troops « PUMABydesign001’s Blog

  1. Ain’t this a kick in the head? Grrrrrrr There are days I have to push away! I learned to day too that here in PA, they have installed dispensers in school where any student 17 or older can purchase the morning after pill … no questions, no answers, no accountability! God help us!


  2. I was talking to my daughter and her bf (both active duty) about this … They’re like – so what else is new! The morale is in the dumpster! They are also revising their overseas assignments to mostly being UNACCOMPANIED! They won’t ship families or household goods.Unbelievable!


    • Yeah, any student over seventeen, in a dispenser, how exactly are they going to enforce that? I was buying cigarettes out of a machine when I was 15, and I saw the sign that said I couldn’t. Didn’t stop me, Won’t stop them either. Accountability? I think we’re outdated, Barb, at least till we can get a hold of the next generation. Cause if we don’t, Kipling Gods of the Copybook Headings surely will.

      Somehow I assumed that morale was crap. My great nieces and nephews are out now, Thank God. Unaccompanied tours are bad enough when there is reason, that will cost a lot of heartache. God grant safety to your Daughter and her BF, and thank them for me.


  3. mstrmac711 says:

    I have an idea. Let’s get all the money back from his pals at Solyndra and redistribute that to the troops.


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