The Hill is reporting the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering measures that would cut military pensions, increasing out of pocket healthcare expenses and fees, lowering the ‘COLA’ (cost of living allowance), among other ways to reduce the military budget.
Similar measures have already been passed and signed into law during last December’s lame-duck session without any protest from McCain in spite of Conservative talk show hosts such as Hugh Hewitt’s effort to stop them.
Military Advocacy groups have lost the battle in the lame duck session but have regrouped and are lobbying hard to prevent further cuts to the military budget as many families state they cannot afford to bear any more of the burden.
“I think they’re good… It was a good performance by the commissioners…” Liberal Senator John McCain
As it stands, liberal Sen. McCain, the head of the Armed Services Committee, has indicated that he is more than willing to accept more cuts that would adversely affect the families of troops and will continue to hold hearing on the matter. It will be interesting to see if McCain maintains this anti-troop position of if he recalibrates to a ‘pro-troop’ position ahead of next year’s Senate Primary.
ArizonaInformer.com will monitor the situation closely.
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