Proposed changes in military benefits worry troops

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    The lawyers and businessmen who constitute the majority of our elected leaders seem to have nothing better to do than go after our service men and women. "Support the Troops" my ass!

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    a 401k type program??? so they contribute in to it over the 20 years and the gvt matches it and they have to wait till 65? no guaranteed pension?
     
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    It'd be a 401k just like the night manager at Bennigan's gets but without people trying to put a cap in his ass for wearing an American flag patch on his arm.
     
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    MY father served 22 years USAF, joined at 17, retired at 39.....he's gonna be 80 next year...that's 41 years so far, of USAF retirement and hopefully he survives till 61 years of it! He served his country well.....

    but in the end, he will receive in retirement, more than he was paid in his 22 years serving his country.....

    is that justified?

    for as little as they paid him for the first 15 years in, before he made senior mstr sgt, then chief master sgt....i'd say he deserved every penny of it.

    we were dirt poor most of my childhood.

    my parents have a great life....no worries regarding money or healthcare costs most of their lives, after he retired at 39....he did go on to work for the FAA, so the extra usaf retirement pay was what made them monetarily secure.

    taking away the retirement perk, will make good military men, get out imo.
     
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    It will decimate the career senior enlisted force which has forever been the backbone of the world's greatest military. Trying to fix the nation's economic crisis at the expense of military members and their families is bullshit. Hopefully the citizenry will not allow it.
     
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    Agreed, but, unfortunately, many of the citizenry may not see the problem when it comes to accepting higher taxes on their own part to make up the difference.


    You are completely correct that it would be the enlisted force which is affected greatest since enlisted personnel can typically trade their military jobs for increased pay in a civilian job very quickly. This link speaks of current differences. If those differences are reduced as the OP link discusses, then there will be less incentive for our military personnel to make a career serving our nation. This might fit the plan of left-wing wienies, but it certainly doesn't fit my thoughts about the best interests of our nation.


    What Does the Military "Pay Gap" Mean?
     
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    Wait a minute, some of you guys said austerity would be good for the average worker (remember Wisconsin?), why not the military too? They were promised something and now they're not gonna' get it, just like the Social Security and MediCare recipients will.

    What's the difference? :confused:

    Besides, all of our money needs to go to Bankers who signed us on to Trillions in derivatives.
     
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    is 50 years paid retirement for 22 years serving ok with you two?


    he did serve in vietnam for a year and had to do a year in greenland and a year in alaska, without his family! plus they were poor as poor can be for a good 15 years of it!

    still, even to me a little....paying ''retirement'' for 50 years is a pretty long time....

    i don't think dad stayed in for the benefits....i think he just liked it, felt like he mattered....he enjoyed his job, was proud of it!
     
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    Ahh the privatizing of military pensions. Just another way to route tax dollars to the private market.
     
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    More specifically: Bankers.
     

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