Friday, December 28, 2018

Lying to Our Military: Trump Boasted 10% Raises to the Troops He Visited. The Actual Raise Is Much Lower

Mod: Trump lies constantly. Over and over again. This is clearly one of his most notable characteristics. 

Trump Boasted 10% Raises to the Troops He Visited. The Actual Raise Is Much Lower (Time Magazine link): For years, sitting U.S. Presidents have shared the tradition of visiting military members around the holidays in order to boost morale. Former President Barack Obama visited the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii throughout his two terms, former President George W. Bush visited injured troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2003 to 2008 and President Donald Trump visited Walter Reed in 2017.

After speculation that he might break the tradition in 2018, Trump made a secret trip to visit with military members at the Al-Asad Air base in Iraq on Wednesday. But while addressing troops, Trump shared some inaccurate details about the raises they have been offered under his administration.

“You protect us. We are always going to protect you. And you just saw that, because you just got one of the biggest pay raises you’ve ever received,” he said. “You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years — more than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one.

However, figures from the Department of Defense indicate military personnel have received at least a 1% raise each year since 2007, adjusted to resemble pay increases in the private sector.

Trump also suggested the sizes of the raises secured under his Administration have been larger than they actually were.

“They said: ‘You know, we could make it smaller. We could make it 3%. We could make it 2%. We could make it 4%.’ I said: ‘No. Make it 10%. Make it more than 10%.’”

But recent raises are nowhere near 10%. In fact, the increase in 2018 was just 2.4%, according to the Department of Defense figures. In 2019, it will be 2.6%, thanks to the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

This isn’t the first time Trump has made this inaccurate claim.

“We just got you a big pay raise. First time in 10 years. We got you a big pay increase. First time in over 10 years. I fought for you. That was the hardest one to get, but you never had a chance of losing,” he told graduates of the United States Naval Academy in May, according to the Associated Press.

Although the raises offered under Trump’s administration are higher than those from 2011 through 2016 — which averaged at 1.3% per year — neither 2018’s or 2019’s represent the highest in the last decade.

Troops received a 3.9% boost in 2009.

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35 comments:

  1. The Annual Defense Authorization Bill: adjusts the Military pay to be on par with civilians.

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    1. So why did Trump lie?

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    2. Well, if you ask him, he didn't lie. He just doesn't understand truth. He just speaks and figures whatever he says, well, that's what it is. When you've been spoon fed since Day 1 you can do no wrong. He has surrounded himself with "Yes" people his whole life. I'da thought being president would smack him upside the head a bit and teach him to play well with others, but no, he is a special guy (and an old dog) who ain't gonna change now.

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    3. Trump lies because daddy didn't love him in the ways he needed.

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  2. RUSSIA PICKED DONALD TRUMP AND RAN HIM FOR PRESIDENT, FORMER ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE OFFICER SAYS

    Russia chose Donald Trump as the U.S. presidential candidate who would be most advantageous to Moscow, and used online tactics to win him the presidency, according to a former agent of the Israeli intelligence agency the Mossad.

    "Officials in Moscow looked at the 2016 U.S. presidential race and asked, ‘Which candidate would we like to have sitting in the White House? Who will help us achieve our goals?’ And they chose him. From that moment, they deployed a system [of bots] for the length of the elections, and ran him for president,” former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo told the audience at the Marker’s digital conference in Israel on Monday, where experts gathered to discuss online disinformation campaigns and bots.

    “What we’ve seen so far with respect to bots and the distortion of information is just the tip of the iceberg. It is the greatest threat of recent years, and it threatens the basic values that we share—democracy and the world order created since World War Two,” Pardo noted, according to Haaretz.

    https://www.newsweek.com/russia-picked-donald-trump-and-ran-him-president-former-israeli-intelligence-1273009

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  3. Trump's 'bone spurs' are a lie: Daughter of podiatrist who helped get president out of Vietnam servi [View all]

    The daughters of the late Dr. Larry Braunstein, a one-time podiatrist based in Queens, have told the New York Times that their father helped President Donald Trump escape getting drafted during the Vietnam War by fabricating a diagnosis of bone spurs in his feet.

    56-year-old Dr. Elysa Braunstein tells the Times that her late father implied that Trump did not suffer from a debilitating foot ailment, and that he offered the bogus diagnosis as a favor to Trump patriarch Fred Trump.

    “I know it was a favor,” explains Elysa Braunstein, whose account was also corroborated by her sister, Sharon Kessel. “What he got was access to Fred Trump. If there was anything wrong in the building, my dad would call and Trump would take care of it immediately. That was the small favor that he got.”

    The daughters also believe their father was assisted by Dr. Manny Weinstein, a podiatrist who first moved into a Trump-owned apartment in the same year that the future president got his exemption from the military draft. The daughters aren’t certain that Weinstein, who passed away in 1995, helped their father concoct Trump’s foot ailment, but they said their father “often mentioned” Weinstein when discussing the Trump deferment scheme.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/trumps-bone-spurs-lie-daughter-podiatrist-helped-get-president-vietnam-service

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  4. 2.8% ... just like Social Security and SSDI.

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    1. Medicare increases wipe out and increase. What a joke.

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  5. Hopefully those in attendance knew that and weren't believing his shovelful of bullcrap.

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  6. Blah blah blah blah President Trump is a billionaire he is not out to gain money and fame like the President's before him.
    Y'all can spin what you like because nothings going to stick.

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    1. Like so much Trump has claimed about himself, the billionaire brag is a lie. He is actually deeply in debt. It is why he is owned by Russian oligarchs, and betrayed his country.

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    2. And, as we know, when you that rich, it's all you care about, your sh*t don't stink, and you only want more of the $$ and attention that the $$ brings you. If his papa was rich, you think Trump would be? You think a guy with that brain would have been able live the life he has? He'd be one of his porch sitting, beer drinking, no car driving, sh*t talking, no job losers like much of his base is.

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    3. Inherits at least $400 million, but has thousands of lawsuits and 6 bankruptcies. Some businessman. Anyone who believes him is a bigger fool than he and probably just as incompetent.

      Mark your calendar--January 3. Can't wait for House Intel subpoenas and hearings.

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    4. Snowflakes and Russian trolls can't stand when their Dear Leader is called a liar about his business dealings with Russia, but even his own children say he lies.

      Pr*sident Trump: “I have nothing to do with Russia. I never did.”

      Pr*sident Trump: "I mean, I have nothing to do with Russia. I don't have any jobs in Russia. I'm all over the world but we're not involved in Russia."

      Pr*sident Trump: "For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia."

      Pr*sident Trump: "I know nothing about Russia ... I don't deal there."

      Pr*sident Trump: "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!"


      Don Jr: “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets . . . We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

      Eric Trump: “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”

      Eric Trump: "So, in the New York hotel-condominium Trump SoHo the bulk of buyers are foreigners, among whom there are a lot of Russians.”

      Eric Trump: “We very much count on the good demand from the Russians.”

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    5. You seem to have a problem with apostrophes troll 8:11.

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    6. Czar Nicholas II was about the richest man in history. Look wherepoor leadership got him and his family.

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  7. The bottom of the barrel has been used up by the GOP/RNC/Republican Party aka Communist Party of old RED. Lets hope the new congress of 2019 will whip the country back in to shape after kicking the bed sheets out of 'djt' communist party's grand pooh-ba.

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  8. The Congress is GOP lead and needs to clean out the GOP no Trumpers this year, clean the Washington swamp.

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  9. Looks like were all about done with the Traitor President. Sells out our country for what? Unfortunately that man will never do jail time, he's shielded by his money.

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    1. A Pence pardon won't save him from an upstate NY prison.

      Sing Sing might be appropriate. Didn't the Rosenberg spies have a brief stay there?

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    2. Sure would be ironic if Trump spent some time at Sing Sing considering that his and his daddy's attorney, Roy Cohn, claimed he influenced the Rosenbergs' sentence.

      I like beer, I mean, irony!

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  10. Our morning news is channel 5. RIP News Anchor Chris Burrous.

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    1. Dude OD’ed in a hotel?

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    2. I have never watched that show.

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  11. Nancy Pelosi is vacation in Kona Hawaii iver Christmas vacationing in a luxury resort hotel with a state of the art luxury spa without walls!

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    1. I am sure it’s is no Mar-a-Lago.

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    2. And Mnuchin is at a millionaires resort in Mexico


      Quick- close the border!

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    3. We should have secure borders😁💯

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    4. You can come out from under your bed now. The caravan went home.

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  12. Just another Hateful Article filled with Negativity from the Tattler Liberal Slime. Hey Tattler when will you ever post anything Fair and Balanced or Positive on Trump? Every article is Hateful and Negative and all you do is take cheap shots at the President and his supporters and bash your fellow American Citizens. You are a very rude mean person and I find your Blog very hateful and Negative. You should be ashamed of some of the Articles you write. All you do is complain and crap all over trump. How about you try to open your eyes and see some of the positives trump has done! But No! All you do is post hit pieces that dont even give both sides at all! Its Far Left Liberal Haters like you that are Dividing the Nation even more with endless Russia Hysteria BS and Political Correctness run Amok!

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    1. Poor snowflake is having a wah wah.

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  13. An Illegal Immigrant killed a California Cop the other day. Hmm maybe we should secure that border and build the wall you dumb out of touch Liberals. How many more Americans will die because of open borders and Sanctuary City Laws? Liberals have blood on their hands for every single American that is killed by an Illegal.

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    1. Can somebody please explain to the Tea Nut what a ladder is?

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