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Gates Pitches Military Pay Cuts
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-05-25 | Julian E. Barnes & Nathan Hodge

Posted on 06/12/2011 4:30:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

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1 posted on 06/12/2011 4:30:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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Trimming Pentagon spending, Mr. Gates said, "will entail going places that have been avoided by politicians in the past."

Yes. Such as impeachment.

Our heroes deserve every dollar and benefit a grateful people can provide.

2 posted on 06/12/2011 4:31:40 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah...don’t rein in welfare, unemployment or entitlements.

... be sure to screw the military.


3 posted on 06/12/2011 4:33:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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This is outrageous and better be a campaign issue.

Hussein and Moochelle are living like a King and Queen while we have military on food stamps!


4 posted on 06/12/2011 4:33:36 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: rabscuttle385

I propose to make the salary of representatives and senators the same as an E-4.


5 posted on 06/12/2011 4:33:42 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: rabscuttle385; bitt; Bitsy; MamaDearest

Start calling the DC Elitists and tell them what you think at:

202-225-3121


6 posted on 06/12/2011 4:35:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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They deserve a cut, THEY aren’t members of SEIU. /MS


7 posted on 06/12/2011 4:35:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Stop getting the U.S. involved in wars in which we have no national interests. We’re bankrupt.

We should be leaving Germany, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and forget about going to war with Syria!

Bring the military home, now. We can’t afford to be the world’s police force.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 4:36:06 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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...since Gates is leaving let him take the heat. Dumbo just being Dumbo.....remember Dumbo’s “let the military take care of their injuries with their insurance? After all they volunteered.”


9 posted on 06/12/2011 4:36:23 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Our heroes deserve every dollar and benefit a grateful people can provide.

What a sense of entitlement.

10 posted on 06/12/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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Yea smart move, 2 wars going on let's reduce their pay and retirement benefits. They tried reducing the retirement benefits in the 80s, found out people were not hanging around to re-enlist. Wasn't it a few years ago, Obama came up with the idea that wounded veterans would have to use their personal health insurance if they had it. Sounds like another trial balloon.
11 posted on 06/12/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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In the middle of four wars, you want to cut the pay of military service members. How much, Mr. Gates, would I have to pay you to go to a foreign land and stay for a year while people actively tried to kill you? How much would I have to pay you? A pox on you and the rest of the liars, crooks and fornicators who inhabit our capitol.

You have no idea what awaits you.

12 posted on 06/12/2011 4:39:14 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: SatinDoll
Stop getting the U.S. involved in wars in which we have no national interests.

Bingo.

The U.S. military should be defending the United States, not other countries. One only has to read recent statements by folks like Lindsey Graham about the "need" for the U.S. military to take care of Libyans, Syrians, Afghans, etc. to wonder when it will be time for the U.S. military to defend their own fellow Americans.

13 posted on 06/12/2011 4:41:42 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Doogle

I had forgotten about that! Thanks for the reminder.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 4:41:48 PM PDT by BOATSNM8
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To: rabscuttle385

SecDef STFU!!


15 posted on 06/12/2011 4:44:25 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: rabscuttle385

Theere is such a thing as genuine entitlement. Compensation for services rendered in a high-risk profession is one such.

Full disclosure: the only entitlement I have left as a result of my service is decent burials for myself and my wife. No pension or other tangible benefit; just two boxes, two stones, two holes, and one flag.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 4:44:52 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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To: ScottinVA

Gates is a homo-loving, ‘rat tool.


17 posted on 06/12/2011 4:45:34 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: rabscuttle385
Yeah, cut the pay and benefits of those who are serving, and those who have served our nation but don't you dare touch Medicaid, Welfare, or Food Stamps for those who drain her dry.

F you, Mr Gates, and all your cronies.

18 posted on 06/12/2011 4:45:39 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: rabscuttle385

If he cuts their pay to less than his cushy social work positions, why would there then be an army? Unless the intent is to gut the honorable military and replace it with a task force not laden with old mores. After all, even the department of education has a swat team now.


19 posted on 06/12/2011 4:45:46 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: oneolcop
You have no idea what awaits you.

I'm not sure I understand the reasoning of screwing people who have nation destroying weapons and the training and will to use them. It didn't work out too well for Rome, or for Spain, or for any other government that tried to cheat its armies.

20 posted on 06/12/2011 4:48:08 PM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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