I just read a new article in Army Times, where they are planning on even MORE troop cuts...we are at roughly 500,000 active and reserve (army)....now they are planning on getting it down to 290,000...a size we havnt had since before WWII....
My question is this...we have politicians saying this:
Nancy Pelosi says cutting Congress' pay undermines dignity of job
And we are having troop cuts, which will create even more UNEMPLOYED people, collecting unemployment and welfare...theres no job market out there...hence why Im probably (hopefully) staying in the military till retirement...when ill still have to get a job somewhere.
Now let me fill you in on a little something.
The army pays around $500,000 to get me, and everybody else with the same clearance efficient at their jobs.
Now you want to FIRE us? After spending so much money and time on us, you want to boot us out and bring more young kids in that your going to be spending MORE on to do the same thing we ALREADY know?
To the politicians supporting this....
Im OH SO SORRY that you can't seem to survive on a 6 figure salary....I made a grand total of 23,000 last year as an E-3/4 and still somehow managed to make a $500 car payment, insurance, cell phone, gas (which is helluh expensive in Hawaii I might add) internet, FOOD (that's right the army isn't feeding me either) fun and STILL save around $400-500 a month and have a nice hefty savings at the end of the year...and your struggling with over $174,000 in your pocket. Phewy.
Your "dignity" can kiss my bum, and you can take a cut just like every other citizen in this amazing country...
If you have a problem with that....try spending a day in an infantry soldiers boots out in the box, making their 23,000 a year and see how it feels.
Aaand im going to quit now before I get myself in LOTS of trouble.
End Castles rant.