Friday, October 24th, 2014

Chain email about Burger King leaving military bases

As received from a retired military friend ! Just wait whatever the
bad news is about our military, it will get worse !

Forwarded as received, without comment. I did verify with Snopes that
Obama did this, and that he did it with his Executive Order privilege.
Aren’t you people that did vote for him 2 times, sad you don't get to
vote for him again?

Subject: Why Burger King is leaving Military Base

The Burger King national headquarters announced this month that
they will be Pulling their franchises from our military bases. Soon to
follow will be Popeye's Chicken, Pizza franchises and the chain of
barber and beauty shops Which operates inside the gates of our
military facilities.
Reason?
Obama's mandate that all companies who do business with the
federal Government pay a $10.10 per hour minimum wage.
The companies cite the fact that a limited military customer base
cannot sustain Acceptable profit margins while still offering up a
hefty share of profits to the Army and Air Force Exchange System's
Health and Morale fund and paying $10.10 an hour as Obama has directed
for any contractor doing business with the DOD. For those who don't
know, hundreds of commercial franchises have operated on military
bases for years. This partnership has been a Boon to the non-profit
AAFES system. All profits go toward programs such as organized
athletic programs for the military and their dependents, exercise
Equipment, support for social clubs and the like.
Coming at a time of tighter defense budgets the withdrawal of
commercial franchises Is going to put quite a squeeze on the military
health and morale programs. Every time a military grunt got a haircut,
every time a military wife Got a manicure or hair styling, with every
burger or slice of pizza or chicken dinner sold, a portion of the
profits went to this much needed Program.
Alas, as with all things Obama, every time he does something to
please his socialist friends, someone suffers. In this case it will be
our military.
While this will be a serious loss for our stateside troops, the
troops who will be most hurt by this are our troops deployed to remote
areas of the world where our military folks had little to look forward
to but a Burger King Whopper and fries at a small concession that
might bring them a little bit of home to their lives.
This should not surprise me at all but it does. It should have
been prepared for this when Obama eliminated hot meals for our troops
in Afghanistan even as He and Joe Biden were booking $500,000 per
night hotel suites in Paris and London....or Obama's total disregard
for costs as he and Michelle have run up Over $600 million dollars in
vacation costs during his tenure. Oh well, I understand the
military's food research facility up in Illinois is Working on "Pizza
in a Pouch" for the new cold ration packs. "Screw the Grunts" seems to
be Obama's philosophy...even as he and Michelle host Jay Z And Beyonce
at one of those fancy White House dinners.