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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 03:53 PM
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13. Better yet. Stop the "necessary" wars and cut the defense budget by 70%.
You could then eliminate a helluva lot of future military monuments, burials, hospitalizations, retirements, and the need for more wars to keep the MIC in business.
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  -I have a proposal to save money on Veteran's benefits, and I'm active duty maxrandb  Mar-07-11 03:02 PM   #0 
  - I say those who risk their lives for our country deserve the best retirement we can provide n/t  Indydem   Mar-07-11 03:04 PM   #1 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-07-11 03:05 PM   #2 
  - .  RandomThoughts   Mar-07-11 03:09 PM   #3 
  - There are several points you are NOT taking into account  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-07-11 03:14 PM   #4 
  - Interesting idea  Sherman A1   Mar-07-11 03:15 PM   #5 
  - lousy plan  DrDan   Mar-07-11 03:31 PM   #6 
  - Why? Who do you save money for? We should be in the business of helping  county worker   Mar-07-11 03:40 PM   #7 
  - Still looking for that second career  itsrobert   Mar-07-11 03:42 PM   #8 
  - Do we really need to make seniors' life crappier?  EFerrari   Mar-07-11 03:45 PM   #9 
  - I disagree. I'm not a vet & my son only served 14 years so he doesn't get any pension,  napi21   Mar-07-11 03:46 PM   #10 
  - Vet benefits are about the last place we should look to save a nickel. n/t  EFerrari   Mar-07-11 03:49 PM   #12 
  - Let me see......  lldu   Mar-07-11 03:47 PM   #11 
  - Better yet. Stop the "necessary" wars and cut the defense budget by 70%.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-07-11 03:53 PM   #13 
  - How about if we just quit abusing our GIs?  Scuba   Mar-07-11 03:58 PM   #14 
  - military pay is not that generous, and it's hard enough to keep highly trained troops from  yurbud   Mar-07-11 03:58 PM   #15 
  - Stupidist thing I have read in months!  HereSince1628   Mar-07-11 04:06 PM   #16 
  - Well  maxrandb   Mar-07-11 05:33 PM   #23 
  - Anytime I see this sort of thing I check Snopes, but couldn't find an entry on it - yet. nt  TBF   Mar-07-11 04:10 PM   #17 
  - A couple of things.  BlueCheese   Mar-07-11 04:22 PM   #18 
  - What about people that receive disability pensions from  doc03   Mar-07-11 04:23 PM   #19 
  - I retired reserves, and found out the dirty little secret of "retirement" in the military.  haele   Mar-07-11 04:50 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for reminding the audience about recall. n/t  sarge43   Mar-07-11 05:11 PM   #22 
  - Understand I'm only talking about Active Duty retirement  maxrandb   Mar-07-11 05:36 PM   #24 
  - Yeah, those blood sucking gummint types.  sarge43   Mar-07-11 05:10 PM   #21 
     - The Chief seating in the other room agrees with you  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-07-11 07:07 PM   #25 
 

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