instaPoll: Do you believe our men and women in uniform should have their
congressionally-required pay raise decreased?
Office of Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Late last Friday afternoon, President Obama sent a letter to Congress stating that he was reducing the pay increase for our nationâ€™s servicemembers to 1%, rather than the 1.8% approved by the House in this yearâ€™s annual defense bill.
This letter to Congress came just one day before the Commander-in-Chief announced that he would seek congressional â€śauthorization for the use of forceâ€ť in Syria.
At a time when we have troops deployed in the Middle East, and the administration has cut billions of dollars from defense and subjected our military to the devastating impacts of sequestration, I believe it is the wrong course of action for the President to reduce pay for members of the military. I will continue working to ensure that our nationâ€™s heroes receive the compensation they deserve and have rightly earned.
Question of the week: Do you believe our men and women in uniform should have their congressionally-required pay raise decreased?
( ) Yes.
( ) No.
( ) I donâ€™t know.
( ) Other.
Take the Poll here.
Find the results of last weekâ€™s InstaPoll here.
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