Bush in response to Congressional attempt to raise Soldiers pay and the Death Benefits is to call them excessive.
Military Pay: The Administration strongly opposes sections 601 and 606. The additional 0.5 percent increase above the President’s proposed 3.0 percent across-the-board pay increase is unnecessary. When combined with the overall military benefit package, the President’s proposal provides a good quality of life for servicemembers and their families. While we agree military pay must be kept competitive, the three percent raise, equal to the increase in the Employment Cost Index, will do that.
More or less Bush is opposing giving the avg soldier any extra 6 dollars
Beyond this he refuses to increase death Benefits by 40 dollars a month and refuses to increase the total death benefits for troops killed in battle an extra 100k to 600k for life time benefits.
The Bush adm also told the Soldier that they shouldn't get the discount on drugs that most people get from their plans, at a regular Pharmacy.
Finally the Bush adm told the American public screw you by asking the cost controls be put on contractors. Asking that negotiation requirements be removed from the bill for military contracts. i.e. to stop companies like haliburton from screwing the tax payers again with over priced food and goods.
It's kinda funny Bush and the Republicans accuses the Democrats of not caring about the troops but the republicans and Bush only seem to care about the troops when they are being used for his insanity.
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