I mean what the hell is next? Taking away weapons and letting the troops fight with their bare hands?
In news today Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who is leaving office very soon has decided to leave behind a lasting legacy by what?
Recommending that troops salaries be limited to a 1% increase starting in 2014.
Read article from CNN here
So a few years ago I spoke on the No Pay for Troops issue that occurred when the twerps in Congress had that little “Government Shutdown” issue ,that I winded up on MSNBC speaking about.
Now here we are close to two years later, and Leon Panetta who for whatever reason I thought had our backs especially since he thought it was so great of him to lift the veil on women in combat (yea nice way to leave office) thinks that it’s okay to reduce pay for our military?
I’m so sick of repeating my thoughts on the fact that these men and women spend months if not years away from home, they deal with the politics of the military , and leave their families behind frequently.
Contrary to some of the publics beliefs the military doesn’t make as much money as many may think. Sure we can live well with a little budgeting and enjoying some of the perks of living on post that allow a little extra cash flow but even then things are still extremely tight.
Hell wasn’t hot breakfast just cut in certain combat zones for service members? Now you want to remove the little bit of extra money they get that buys those extra groceries since commissaries charge a hell of a surcharge that we mind as well consider tax, or pays for the extra gas that my husband frequently had to use running from one part of post to the other?
And as usual the naysayers will say “well something has to be cut , we can’t keep spending” …blah blah blah! You are probably right but I can tell you this , that shouldn’t have to fall on the military.
Call me what you want but these men and women who serve are the backbone of this country. Save your budget analysis and stats for someone who gives a damn. I think the least we can do in a time when military suicides and divorces are at an all time high is let our brave folks keep some of the chump change you pay them!
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