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“How You Like That Pay, Soldier?”
Time Magazine Battleland Blog ^ | January 26, 2012 | Mark Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:12 AM PST by rotstan

Troops get paid in lots of different ways. There’s basic pay, allowances, bonuses, incentives and assorted housing, health and retirement bennies. Is this the best way to compensate U.S. military personnel? In other words, are we getting the biggest bang for the taxpayer’s buck with this rucksack of options?

Defense budget pro Todd Harrison of the independent Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is trying to figure this out. He’s launching an on-line survey to see what the troops think.

(Excerpt) Read more at battleland.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benefits; compensation; military; survey
The cuts are coming - make your voice heard before the administration acts unilaterally!
1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:06:16 AM PST by rotstan
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To: rotstan

I figure most troops will say that their pay is about right, and maybe too much.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 9:37:06 AM PST by Fido969
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To: rotstan

Defense budget pro Todd Harrison of the independent Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is trying to figure this out. He’s launching an on-line survey to see what the troops think. “Before the Pentagon or Congress start making changes to military compensation, we should first try to understand what benefits are most important, and least important, to people in the military,” he says. “For example, TRICARE for Life costs about $5,500 per year per service member to provide — $11 billion annually. Would service members prefer an extra $3,000 in annual pay instead?”

Well Todd, you IDIOT, since private insurance would cost on the order of 8,000 a year IF you could get it what would you choose to do? Huh Todd?

How much are you being paid by the Communists in the whitey house to do this study Todd? Probably a lot more than $5,000.

Todd, you are a stupid shite just like the rest of this administration.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 9:39:11 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Fido969

Probably not the ones that have families using food stamps.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 9:39:35 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: stuartcr

Oh I don’t know about that. Maybe we should ask Todd to do a survey and make sure.

This is the stupidest thing I have seen in a long time.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 9:57:28 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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