Budget Cuts Could Mean More Expensive Groceries For Military Families

By News 8

Published 02/26 2014 10:06AM

Updated 02/26 2014 10:37AM

Military families could pay more for groceries under the latest Pentagon budget proposal. 

The proposal would slash $1 billion of the taxpayer subsidies for commissionaries. That means a military family could see their food costs go up by $3,000 a year. The Pentagon would also cap military pay raises at one percent in 2015 and trim housing subsidies for families who do not live on a base. the cuts are part of a broader plan to make the armed forces leaner. 

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