Via email from pro-military group Move America Forward:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
PRO-TROOP GROUP SAYS OBAMA PUNISHES
MILITARY FAMILIES WITH HEALTH CARE COSTS
Sacramento, Calif. – The nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop advocacy organization, Move America Forward came out strongly against President Obama’s proposed military defense budget, which cuts billions of dollars of military spending, especially at the cost of military families in higher healthcare costs.
“We should be honoring and supporting our military families, not punishing them under President Obama’s proposed defense spending cuts.” said Debbie Lee, spokesperson for the group and mother of the first US Navy SEAL to be killed in the war in Iraq.
“This budget slashes benefits for our troops and their families, but unionized civilian workers under contract working for the military are protected from the cuts. It’s an outrage that President Obama wants to make our troops suffer the burdens of cuts while protecting others. It’s unfair and completely goes against his popular rhetoric about everyone paying their fair share.” said Debbie Lee.
“Our troops and their families already pay more than their fair share; they deserve to be taken care of for the sacrifices these brave men and women make. We demand that President Obama fix this bill so that our troops and their husbands, wives, and children aren’t the ones hurt.” concluded Lee.
“I’m appalled at the hypocrisy of The Obama White House. He has sent Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on a campaign to raise awareness to the needs and issues of our troops. He has encouraged Hollywood, corporate America and individuals everywhere to support our troops yet his actions hurt troops. Cuts in the defense budget, negotiating with terrorists, apologizing to the enemy and now, raising the health care burden on our troops, shows America the true colors of President Obama.”
Move America Forward website HERE.