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Response to Carnage251 (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:17 PM

40. You can't spend benefits.

I personally knew of quite a few of my senior enlisted (Navy) whose families were on food stamps because of low military pay. Don't begrudge pay to the military. If you rationalize because "it's not a cut" ... take a look at the real purchasing power of those wages and you won't make the argument that military pay is commensurate with civilian wages ... which are too low anyway.

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