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Under New Recommendations Military to Have Pay and Benefits Cut

Budget Cuts for Military pay and medical benefits!  Stop the madness!

Please write your representatives and let them know that military personnel deserve more, not less.

  • They don't need to be underpaid and still be required to pay for their own health care.
  • They don't need to be underpaid and still be made targets.
  • They don't need to be underpaid and still come back from deployment different people than they were when they left.
  • They don't deserve to be underpaid and over exploited.

 

Shades of the 70's, when military personal became the primary targets of cost savings. Pay increases were deferred, certain types of pay were eliminated, enlisted men were declared unworthy of a steak dinner every other week, etc.

Now, to meet President Obama's proposed budget reductions for defense, the joint chiefs, along with Defense Secretary Gates are suggesting that a large portion of that come from pay and benefit reductions. Especially targetted, apparantly, will be both retired and currently serving health care benefits.

Apparantly, giving up a host of constitutional rights (yes, when you are in the military you abrogate some of the rights accorded to non-military), and placing their lives and livelihood in jeopardy for the country are not worth what is currently being provided in pay and benefits to these men and women. It appears that having to give up personal freedoms and agreeing to follow the often arbitrary and sometimes foolish directions of "superiors" at risk of loss of all freedoms is not worth what is currently being provided in pay and benefits to these men and women.

It appears that the military, especially the enlisted and lower ranking officers, is going to revert back to the status it was during the Viet Nam era, under appreciated and under paid.

While this administration has no problem taking away money from one group to give to another, while it has no problem seeing that unions get more power and higher wages, while it has no problem taking private corporations and handing large portions of them over to unions, it has problems with equitable compensation to those who's lives it places in harms way.

Please write your representatives and let them know that military personnel deserve more, not less. They don't need to be underpaid and still be required to pay for their own health care. They don't need to be underpaid and still be made targets. They don't need to be underpaid and still come back from deployment different people than they were when they left. They don't deserve to be underpaid and over exploited.

Story can be found here.

Mike Saunders

Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens 706-316-2900

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Under New Recommendations Military to Have Pay and Benefits Cut
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