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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:10 AM
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Military pay raise lowest in 12 years (except for the Generals)
In January military personnel will receive a 2.2% payraise, the lowest military payraise in 12 years (supporting the troops??). However, all of the four star and three star Generals and Admirals (a total of 161 Officers) will get an 8.7% pay raise. No doubt the troops can feel the love from Washington.

Anyone remotely connected to PNAC should be hung by the neck until dead.
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:15 AM
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1. Hush money? n/t
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 AM
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2. Sounds like the private sector. (nt)
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:00 AM
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3. Any links?
I'd like to prove it to some conservatives who will claim it can't be true.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:05 AM
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4. My pleasure
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 10:07 AM by BOSSHOG
I got it out of the Sunday paper but the link is here:

http://www.militaryupdate.com/military_update.htm

Better link: http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,116002,00.html

Very good site for military news.

Thanks for asking, print it out and poke them in the eye with it.

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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:43 AM
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5. thanks!
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:51 AM
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6. interesting. 12 years ago was 1994.

the year the rethugs took control of congress. it makes you
wonder why the military seems to vote for the bastards . . . .

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stevekatz Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:04 AM
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9. to be honest
The 1994 pay raise was written in 1993, just like the 2007 pay raise has been written in 2006. Therefore, it was before the republicans took control of the house. However, the outgoing Bush41 administration had alot to do with that defense authorization bill.

Most people don't realize, but they are also doing a targeted pay raise for E-5s to E-7s on Apirl 1st, thought it hasn't been finalized yet. (I'm an E-5)

--Steve
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:51 AM
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7. An E-1 gets a monthly raise of $28.02, a 4 star general gets $1235
Hey, they are only getting 44 times as much, what's the big deal? :sarcasm:

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:56 AM
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8. Yeah, but
there are no promotional opportunities for four-stars! more :sarcasm:
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