Yes. Such as impeachment.
Our heroes deserve every dollar and benefit a grateful people can provide.
Yeah...don’t rein in welfare, unemployment or entitlements.
... be sure to screw the military.
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!
I propose to make the salary of representatives and senators the same as an E-4.
Start calling the DC Elitists and tell them what you think at:
They deserve a cut, THEY aren’t members of SEIU. /MS
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.
...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.”
You have no idea what awaits you.
F you, Mr Gates, and all your cronies.
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.
Over one hundred thousand IRS employees and these idiots want to cut military pay and benefits.
Enough is enough.
Go on, work to enrage these trained soldiers by making it even harder to support their families.
That’s a mistake no sane man would make, but we are taking about the sotero regime.
Talked to a lot of my fellow Army pilots about this. With nearly 100% of my friends and co-workers polled, it’s nearly unanimous: If this happens, we all walk. We all get out when our current commitment is finished.
We have talked at length about how the country has asked for more and more out of each of us, and we continue to meet the demand, and now that the country is getting to the point it doesn’t need us, they are ready to toss us to the wayside.
I have payed for this country’s needs in years away from my wife and two children. YEARS. I perform a high-skill, high-stress job (AH-64D pilot)as flawlessly as possible in order to expedite my country’s goals. I don’t get compensated nearly the amount that my civilian counter-parts (aviators) do. Now, they want to pay me less.
They are wanting to cut our tuition assistance benefits as well. Just as I finally find time between deployments, constant training, and a family to attempt to finish my bachelor’s degree. Figures.
We Soldiers are all weighing the possible outcomes in the balance.....and Army life is beginning to lack more and more.
Pay us less. Change our retirement program that we signed up under. Cut our benefits. Make us pay Tricare premiums. Keep asking us to deploy for years of our lives.
Do these things, and the country will find itself without an Army.
“spiraling health-care costs” wouldn’t happen if we didn’t send our people over to defend a bunch of people that really don’t give a dam. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m getting sick and tired of being told we have to be there. We don’t HAVE to be any where in the Middle East. After ten years, we need to end this thing and end it now. Take all Nukes out of the Middle East and let them do what they want to each other.
On the other hand, if we tried this stunt on all the myriads of parasites and mooches sucking on the federal teat, the cities would burn and the howls of "racism" would drown out all else. So, we'll screw the military again and continue to feed and nurture the parasites. We'll continue to pursue "peace in our time" that way for just a while more, yet.
What could possibly go wrong with a beautiful plan like that?
Gee, I have never had a job in my life that let's me give myself a raise...I never worked in Congress.
Guess I was too busy trying not to get shot...
Man, but really on a serious note...this is just like King of England stuff. We have no say in anything. And these fools and clowns in Washington do not 'represent' us, they freakin' rule us with an iron boot. IMO
Well it looks like Mr. Gates is sodomizing the military in several respects: both cultural and financial aspects of the service are being violated.