Hear ye! Hear ye! NextGen MilSpouse, along with Military Spouse Magazine, MSJDN, SpouseBuzz, Jeremy Hilton (MSOY ’12), and other concerned military family advocates invite you to discuss the impact of the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2013‘s impact on military service members, retirees, and their families on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 9:00pm EST on Twitter.
The Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2013 will reduce the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) by 1% each year effectively reducing retirement pay for military officers nearly $124,000 and enlisted personnel $84,000 from the date of their retirement to the age of 62. This adjustment is slated to go into effect beginning in January 2016 and will affect all troops currently serving and retirees under the age of 62.
We are outraged that, after 12+ years of sustained sacrifice on the part of our military service members and their families, we are being forced to sacrifice the retirement benefits promised to our serving spouses.
Join us on December 16, 2013 at 9:00pm EST on Twitter using #KeepYourPromise to discuss how the Bipartisan Budget Bill will affect your military family, what you can do to remind your Senator to #KeepYourPromise to our military families, and help us raise our collective voices to stop this bill in its tracks!
It’s simple. “A vote for this bill is a vote against military families! A vote for this bill means you will not be getting my vote.”
Who’s with us? What are your thoughts so far on the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2013? Tell us in the comments!