"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, December 16, 2013

Spouses Unite with a Twitter Town Hall & The Wicker Amendment

A military spouses group has taken to a Twitter town hall about the military retirement thieving legislation pending a vote in the Senate.  A video discussion with the head of the group is available here.

Also, there has been some discussion of the Wicker Amendment that has been proposed in the Senate, which would strip the military retirement theft from the legislation.  It is also pending a vote in the Senate.

Additionally, it appears some mainstream media coverage has taken up the issue finally, albeit with a glaring inaccuracy that this bill will not affect current military retirees.  CNN got this wrong, as this legislation as is will affect current and future retirees.

Hat tip to Tony Carr for keeping folks informed.

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