CNN: Some bases in Iraq "luxurious" for soldiers

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    Review recommends combat pay be based on level of danger – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

    We are a military family and to call any base in Iraq "luxurious" shows how out of touch CNN is. It makes it seem as if soliders are over there living in style while forgetting 4300 plus troops have been killed on or around these "luxurious bases".

    Review recommends combat pay be based on level of danger – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Republicans spent 4 trillions there and their friends made billions. There must be something to show for all that money. They don't want to spend it here.
     
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    So you think these soldiers are living in luxury in Iraq?

    Psstttt, BTW democrats voted for the Iraq war too.
     
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    We should link the pay of combat troops to our congress critters.
     
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    Review Combat Pay for a war that's supposed to have been over already? Sure, but there are still attacks happening in Iraq.

    And I wouldn't exactly call doing a tour in Iraq "luxurious".
     
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    Heck of an idea!

    The current salary (2011-2012) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.

    A cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) increase takes effect annually unless Congress votes to not accept it


    Stipends for apartments, food, living, healthcare, etc. ( equals thousands upon thousands) plus tax writeoffs.

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    How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby | Fox News

    But Obama want's to review the additional 250 dollars a soldier gets while serving in "luxurious bases" in Iraq!
     
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    It's not just Iraq they are reviewing it is all combat pay areas.
     
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    "Luxury" huh? How do the CNN "reporters" live? Wouldn't you think American Soldiers deserve a little cheap R&R in Iraq? Who the fuk is CNN to judge living standards and hazardous duty pay? Cut out a single one Obama lavish campaign trips and you could pay for a year's Iraq R&R.
     
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    CNN sealed the leftist, disconnected deal when they had Maher host one of their talk shows last month.

    Anything from cnn is as useless as the crap from msn
     
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    Congress should forgo their increase and vote it to our Military.
     

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