For the past century, America has proven to be the most powerful military nation on the face of the earth. But thanks to Obamanomics and liberal tree huggers, our nation may soon be weakened to no more than a second or third rate military force.
The first step was taken a few weeks ago when the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy was eliminated. Starting in September of this year, gays and lesbians may openly serve in the military. A number of once career oriented service personnel have already expressed their disdain for the immoral standards being adopted by the military and are starting to opt out before retirement.
Now a panel of military advisors in the Pentagon has proposed a complete overhaul and change to the current military retirement program.
Currently, military personnel are eligible to retire at half pay after serving 20 years. This allows many men and women who have faithfully served our nation with the possibility of sacrificing their lives for our freedoms, the chance to retire at a reasonable age and start a second career. Most career enlisted personnel cannot survive on half pay, but it gives them a chance to find a civilian job or start a second career to supplement what the retirement lacks.
The new proposal wants to do away with the current 20 year retirement program and replace it with a 401K type retirement package. They argue that it would save the military billions of dollars and allow men and women who serve less than 20 years the chance to still have some kind of retirement.