Most working class people didn’t move every couple years, dragging their families with them. Most working class people didn’t spend weeks, months or even years seperated from their loved ones. Most working class people have not had to endure hardships like that of the military.
One of the carrots dangled in front of GI’s to get them to commit to 20+ years was the free health care. It was the deal they made with the rest of America to protect the freedoms we have.
Where were you when the Shiite hit the fan? Probaby sitting on your fat assets. Sad Sack of Siberian Sheep Shiite.
“One of the carrots dangled in front of GIs to get them to commit to 20+ years was the free health care. It was the deal they made with the rest of America to protect the freedoms we have.”
Friend, I was in the military. I know and respect military service. None of what follows applies to those severely injured in service their country. I did my hitch and got out eagerly. Today, the retirement benefit package makes each member of the military defacto millionaires - even multi-millionaires.
The country simply cannot pay for a 38 year old soldier & spouse medical care costs for the next 40 years. We don’t have the money. Somebody made promises that cannot be kept. It’s simply a fact. We do not have the money.
Additionally, The more the military is placed above the average citizen, the less free we actually are - because you are asking the impossible of the citizens whose freedom the military defends. We do not have the money. The same principal applies to other federal, state, and municipal government employee retirement plans, not just military.
The people that have to pay the taxes that support all of this cannot continue to make folks that leave government service - whether by military or civilian or any other means millionaires. We can barely afford our own medical benefits - and we are supposed to pay for everyone elses first?
I’m not pretending to know what the answer is - but the answer is NOT to make every military member that makes it to 20 years a multi-millionaire when retired pay and medical benefits are considered.
The deal our founding fathers made with every American - freedom supersedes the deal the military bureaucracy made with members of the military.
Again, I don’t know the answer, but apparently you do not know the answer either.
Military service can be very hard and brutal - if you live through it, I agree, but the answer is not to make you a multi-millionaire when you retire. It can’t be.