(PatriotWise.com)- President Joe Biden doesn’t just have to deal with the fact that he’s forcing working Americans all over the country to pay more for food, fuel, and household goods, but the massive inflation affecting the nation also means that American troops are about to receive a pay cut.
On Monday, President Biden signed the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 2.7% raise for all serving members of the United States military. It’s technically a pay rise…but when one factors in inflation, it’s actually a pay cut.
Let’s go, Brandon!
According to the latest data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index has risen by a massive 6.8% over the last year. The worst affected products in terms of price were food, which rose by 6.1%. The price of gasoline has also risen by 58.1% over the last 12 months – and with many Americans going back to work as the pandemic winds down and restrictions ease, suddenly the cost of gasoline is putting even more strain on American workers.
The pay decrease for American military personnel will hit those in the army who earn the least. Former United States Army Major General John G. Ferrari recently told Fox News that troops on the lowest part of the pay scale will be driven into debt and many will even be forced to rely on food banks just to get by.
This is Joe Biden’s America.
Remember when he promised to return America to “normal”? What about any of this is normal?
Ferrari explained how Biden would need to increase the 2023 defense spending bill from a previously announced level of $756 billion to some $806 billion if he has any plans to counter the impact of inflation – but will he?