Idiotic if true.
The bill was a Republican bill and went back and forth many times already. If the President didn't sign it, then the troops would go without pay.
From your article link:Got it.Service members now will receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas, Pentagon officials said here today.
The act called for DOD to pay service members imminent danger pay only for the time they spend in areas that qualify for the pay. In the past, service members received $225 per month if they spent any time that month in an area where the pay was authorized. “This is a more targeted way of handling that pay,” Kirby said.
Two points here:
one, you don't complain about something that doesn't exist.
two, even if it does exist. The Republicans should bear at least half the blames (minimum). It is their fxxking bill!
A retired 1st Sergeant wrote this? WOW! All he had to do was to contact some of his buddies to confirm!
As I said, we do not know for sure who inserted that provision into the bill. If the Repubs did, they bear the lion's share of the blame. If not, they are to blame for not seeing, objecting to and removing it. Regardless, Obama signed it into law, and he bears the blame for not objecting and demanding a revision, even if he did 'have to' sign it.
Sounds kinda insane that that'll actually happen. Although I can remember being stationed in Sarajevo and seeing resupply flights from germany land and watch 30 odd airforce remfs stepping off for an hour to snag that month of extra pay. Always thought it was funny and they certainly weren't shy about admitting to it. But Im still sort of confused is this destined for policy or is it alot of guy's interpretation?