Trump bragged to service members in Iraq about a 10 percent raise they haven’t been given

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    • #5570
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Washington Post: Speaking to members of the military during his surprise trip overseas this week, President Trump spoke about the raises they received.

      “You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years — more than 10 years,” he said Wednesday. “And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one.”

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

      The problem with those statements? They’re not true.

      (click here to link to article)

      Well, of course they’re not true! It is Trump we’re talking about, once again proving Bernie Sanders’ description of him as a pathological liar to be true. Anyway, the troops have gotten raises every year for the last ten years, miserly raises like the 2.6% one they got this year, but raises nonetheless.

      What was that? Did Trump say to their faces he gave them a 10% raise? Oh yes he did, and yes those service members and their dependents will figure it out if they haven’t already.

      And we progressives think the DNC takes us for granted? Well, here’s another shoe on another foot.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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    • #5576
      Anonymous
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      I dunno – does that make me a bad person?

      Bread and circuses, baby.

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