Romney thinks E1 and E2 members of military have "victim" mentality

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    Veterans for Romney: Military and Seniors Are in That 47 Percent
    They fight overseas for a draft dodger named Mittens just so he can accuse them of believing they are victims?

    I'm outraged.
     
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    Of course MA is gonna vote Barry.

    Bastion of Democrats.

    I'm more interested to see if Brown retains his seat or Warren, that Native American wannabbee, prevails.
     
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    Awesome nonsequitor.
     
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    He might be onto something. RGS certainly has the victim mentality. :D
     
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    Those E-1s and 2s also don't make enough to pay income tax. Irresponsible!!!
     
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    Yeah... nutrition assistance because the chow hall ain't feeding 'em :rolleyes:
     
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    Chow halls don't feed families.
     
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    You don't stay e-1 or e-2 forever.... well, unless you are in convicted and sentenced and lose your rank and privilege

    And if you have families, don't forget Separate RATS and/or BAQ
     
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    And a 1 or 2 with a family qualify for food stamps. A 1 or 2 without still don't pay income tax because the make shit for pay and BAH isn't taxed or counted as income.

    This is who Romney was talking about as the "47%".
     
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    Umm... perhaps you should look at dependent BAQ, family supp allowance, etc.... plus the benefit of PX/BX

    http://www.dfas.mil/dms/dfas/militarymembers/pdf/MilPayTable2012/MilPayTable2012_1.pdf

    And you don't find too many e-1's with wives, families, etc.... then don't forget the regular promotion to e2 while in AIT... usually PFC within a year.. etc

    Yeah... we did not make a ton at first.... but certainly enough to take care of yourself, when you do get a family, etc... I got married and had a kid while I was still e4, did quite OK even at the beginning
     

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