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    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/1...tions-111010w/

    So basically, it's being suggested that to help the deficit, to freeze the annual pay raise of Service Members for three years. This can add up to a decent chunk of money, almost 8 billion.

    As conservatives, whats your view on this?

    I'm torn about it. By that third year, I'll have lost $1200 a year roughly in pay. But I know that anything and everything that can reasonably be done to get this deficit undercontrol needs to be done. And if I have to make sacrifices to help out, then I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/1...tions-111010w/

    So basically, it's being suggested that to help the deficit, to freeze the annual pay raise of Service Members for three years. This can add up to a decent chunk of money, almost 8 billion.

    As conservatives, whats your view on this?

    I'm torn about it. By that third year, I'll have lost $1200 a year roughly in pay. But I know that anything and everything that can reasonably be done to get this deficit undercontrol needs to be done. And if I have to make sacrifices to help out, then I should.
    They should cut military pay after they cut their own and that of every bureaucrat working. The point of this is to punish the military for voting republican and to try and turn the military vote against conservatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/1...tions-111010w/

    So basically, it's being suggested that to help the deficit, to freeze the annual pay raise of Service Members for three years. This can add up to a decent chunk of money, almost 8 billion.

    As conservatives, whats your view on this?

    I'm torn about it. By that third year, I'll have lost $1200 a year roughly in pay. But I know that anything and everything that can reasonably be done to get this deficit undercontrol needs to be done. And if I have to make sacrifices to help out, then I should.
    I'm with Glenn Beck on this, congress should receive the same salaries as the military.
    That would have the added benefit of making them think twice before they freeze military salaries.
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    Cut every federal employee pay by 5% for 3 years; then you can think about freezing military pay. These scum bag liberals really piss me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Cut every other federal employee 5% pay for 3 years then you can think about freezing military pay. These scum bag liberals really piss me off.
    Fixed it for you, cause we are Federal Employees. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'm with Glenn Beck on this, congress should receive the same salaries as the military.
    That would have the added benefit of making them think twice before they freeze military salaries.
    I agree.
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    It sucks that the military, who are risking their lives, are not considered valuable enough to give raises to at this time. Considering how much money the average congressional rep makes outside of his job-speaking engagements, honoraria, etc., I agree that they should be paid what the average military recruit makes. When I think about how much money is spent in the average election campaign, it makes me sick that there is not enough money elsewhere to pay military servicepeople a decent wage. Not only that, the campaign money is mostly spent on negative and irritating advertisements, that no one really wants to see.


    That said, I work for the state government and we hadn't had a raise in 2 or 3 years until this year, when we were given a 3% raise in October. Unfortunately, shortly after that, we were required by the employer to pay 3% of our salaries into the medical fund for those who have already retired.
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    Trim the rest of the fat in the military budget first. Anyone who's been in the military knows the waste that's present, and the over payments for every item right down to the staplers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/1...tions-111010w/

    So basically, it's being suggested that to help the deficit, to freeze the annual pay raise of Service Members for three years. This can add up to a decent chunk of money, almost 8 billion.

    As conservatives, whats your view on this?

    I'm torn about it. By that third year, I'll have lost $1200 a year roughly in pay. But I know that anything and everything that can reasonably be done to get this deficit undercontrol needs to be done. And if I have to make sacrifices to help out, then I should.
    We get paid pretty good, but pay and benefits aren't the areas people need to be focused on cutting. It's waste and excess in unneeded bases. A leaner not poorer army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    We get paid pretty good, but pay and benefits aren't the areas people need to be focused on cutting. It's waste and excess in unneeded bases. A leaner not poorer army.
    We need to make the countries that we supply protection for pay the cost of that protection.
    I believe the US has almost 800 bases in 156 countries around the globe and other than at US embassies, there is no reason for their existence.
    Even in Iraq and Afghanistan, our presence is of dubious value. These 2 countries wish to keep themselves firmly ensconced in pre-Medieval squalor and if that is what they want then who is the US government to argue otherwise. They have killed each other for centuries before this country existed and will most likely continue with a vengeance once we (eventually) leave.

    There is not a place on this planet that our military cannot reduce to a pile of rubble within 24 hours if need be, from the comfort of our own country or home bases so "national security" is not really a valid answer.

    Spending billions of our tax dollars so that S. Korea or Malaysia or Japan or etc., etc., can undercut our US manufacturers because they do not have to bear the costs of their own self defense costs borders on insanity.
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