President Barack Obama is continuing his war on the U.S. military. After new reports indicate that Obama has released hundreds of senior military officials, it’s been confirmed that the Pentagon has potential plans to close all U.S. based commissaries in 2015 as a means of saving money. Commissaries are grocery stores that offer discounted food and essentials to military members and their families. Unfortunately, these families may now be forced to tack on the thousands of dollars they’ve saved each year to their personal budgets as Congress seeks to cut costs by any means necessary.
There are approximately 178 commissaries in the United States and 70 overseas, which receive a total of $1.4 billion in government funding so military families can save an average of 30 percent on their groceries. However, removing commissaries will also remove jobs for military spouses, which comprise up to 30 percent of their workforce. The White House has not indicated how much money would be saved by closing commissaries or if alternative options would be offered.
Last month, military officials spoke out against the Obama administration releasing nearly 200 senior officers over the last five years, creating concern amongst armed forces that the President is creating a “compliant officer class.” The officials expressed their anger at the “purge” of senior military officers who do not comply with the agenda of the Obama administration.
One veteran Army intelligence official who spoke to WND on the condition of anonymity said that nine general and flag officers have been relieved of their duties this year alone, leading to difficulty in finding “senior officers with a pair of balls in there [the military] now that would say no to anything.” He believed the lack of public concern over allowing women into front-line combat and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a clear indication of that.