Posted by: arbeam | April 10, 2013

Capped pay raise, huge Tricare fee hikes in new budget plan

The White House’s defense budget proposal for 2014 that was unveiled Wednesday includes a capped 1 percent pay raise for service members, along with increases of 3.4 percent on the food allowance and 4.2 percent in housing allowances. While claiming that “people are central” to national security, the $526.6 billion budget request clearly indicates that the squeeze is on programs affecting current troops, retirees and families, with the Pentagon continuing its so-far largely unsuccessful campaign to target military health care benefits as a place to cut.

Navy Times article


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