Sarah Palin Blatantly Lies About Troop Pay

May 10, 2010 6:32 pm ET — Walid Zafar


On her Facebook page, the former half-term Alaska Governor makes the same charge and links to a misleading Newsmax article, which links to a Washington Post  piece, which debunks Palin's assertion that the administration is seeking to decrease troop pay.

In the midst of two long-running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense officials are increasingly worried that the government's generosity is unsustainable and that it will leave them with less money to buy weapons and take care of equipment.

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The Pentagon wants a pay raise of 1.4 percent for service members next year, an increase based on the Employment Cost Index, which the Labor Department uses to measure private-sector salary increases. Congress, as it has for the past several years, has indicated it favors a slightly bigger bump, of 1.9 percent.

This is how a right-wing smear evolves.  Conservatives take an otherwise noncontroversial story, run it through one of their outlets with a misleading title, have one of their many demagogues take to the various social media outlets to make some fact-free claim and then sit back as the base runs with the story.

tHAT IS B.S. THOSE SOLDIERS HAVE IT BAD ENOUGH WITHOUT CUTTING PAY AND THEIR FAMILY BENEFITS
This doesn't surprise me.. He wants his own Military Police State or as in Nazi Germany The Gestapo so we can be National Socialists.......
Obozo wants to redistribute the wealth, from the wealthest Americans to the poorest, Does he think our troops are wealthy? Is he really that stupid.
OBAMA IS A CURSE ON THE HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICANS. TO CUT THE VERY SAME PEOPLE THAT DEFEND OUR COUNTRY IS JUST PLAIN WRONG. LETS SEE HIM CUT HIS SALARY!!! WHAT A JOKE!!!
Are you freaking kidding me? Of all the bone headed numbskulled things this administration has done, this is the lowest of them all...impeach Obama, the Wicked witch of the West (Pelosi), Harry Reid, and all the rest of the idiots.

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