While shouting that the minimum wage for illegal aliens working at McDonalds should be $15. an hour, President Obama used a loophole in the US Code deter a pay raise to the military.
The lower pay increase translates to a Pay Grade E-4 (Corporal, Petty Officer 3d Class, Specialist 4, Senior Airman) with less than three years in service will earn less than $3.00 an hour.
Under the 2016 pay scale, a Pay Grade E-1 undergoing recruit training will be paid roughly $2.15 an hour.
The Examiner Reports:
By federal law those serving in the nation’s military are supposed to receive a yearly pay raise in accordance with a formula utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The House of Representatives traditionally uses whatever figure the BLS sends them to factor into any given Fiscal Year Budget to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief.
But Barack Obama has again decided to use an emergency loophole in the US Code to keep the formulated pay raise from the troops.
Yet as reported by the Alabama Media Group (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, the Mobile Press-Register) on Aug. 31, 2015, members of the Armed Forces will see a barely visible 1.3 percent increase in their proverbial pay envelopes starting New Year’s Day.
But as reported by the Heritage Foundation on Aug. 7, 2015, those in the service were initially slated to receive a 2.3 percent hike in pay.
While Obama is still jetting about the country and world spouting global warming and shaking down donors and enjoying frequent, outsized vacations all paid for by taxpayers, Obama used the Chief Executive’s “economic emergency” provision to cut military pay.
Obama used the same excuse to slash the legally mandated pay raises from Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015.