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Old 03-13-2013, 08:50 AM
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Nope, just gonna throw rocks and flaming bottles of gasoline while dodging rubber bullets and tear gas cannisters. In fact, I'll probably throw those things at the occupy protesters. Start a fight and riot all at the same time.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:59 PM
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The military just suspended all college tuition assistance. Used to be up to $4,500 a year for Service Members in good standing who were enrolled in an undergraduate program. You know, make your Soldiers smarter and they will be better Soldiers. Not anymore!

I have always been a glass not even half full kinda guy. This is probably just the tip of the ice berg. Next will the a cut to Tricare benefits, despite the whole Osamacare mess. Then it will be retirement that gets the axe.

Time to buy a cabin in the woods in Montana. This country is about to implode at the hands of that socialist jack off.
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The tuition assistance is a really big deal. It is really important for promotion now in the military to have civilian education. Over night it is gone...
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Tip of the iceberg my friend. Tricare will soon follow. Then retirement. Soon we'll be just like the Afghan and Iraqi soldiers that weren't getting paid but were getting killed on a regular basis. Got one word for you son... R E V O L U T I O N
I've got a feeling that the military and government workers as a whole (Fed & State current, local most likely not far down the road) will need to get use to reduced benefits. If you look at what has happened in the private sector over time - reduction of benefits (retirement, education assistance, even pay) and increases in costs (health care, etc) has been the rule of thumb...

Funny how the leaders (government or private) at the top never take any such hit.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:29 PM
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Civilian federal employees already took a big reduction in retirement benefits in the 80s, to make them more in line with what the private sector was offering. But I agree -- they are an easy target.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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We were supposed to get furlough notices next week, but they are delaying it a couple of weeks. I'm not a fan of this pay cut or being a pawn in the political game.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz - whining about staffers driving to the bring of starvation... even though they make 60K to 160K - 160K???

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...arly-starving/

Boo fudging hoo - bring a nutritional lunch from home... and leave the military alone... but wait - a staffer might break a nail or get a paper cut... now there's sacrifice worth noting...
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:09 AM
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz - whining about staffers driving to the bring of starvation... even though they make 60K to 160K - 160K???

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...arly-starving/

Boo fudging hoo - bring a nutritional lunch from home... and leave the military alone... but wait - a staffer might break a nail or get a paper cut... now there's sacrifice worth noting...
If someone can't live on $60K/year, they're pizzing away too much money on being part of a herd.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:50 AM
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If someone can't live on $60K/year, they're pizzing away too much money on being part of a herd.
You've never lived in DC have you? $60K/year might get you a 1 bedroom apartment in the ghetto.

Not that I'm siding with the bimbo. She is whining -- I don't think anyone is going to starve.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:10 AM
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You've never lived in DC have you? $60K/year might get you a 1 bedroom apartment in the ghetto.

Not that I'm siding with the bimbo. She is whining -- I don't think anyone is going to starve.
Why would someone stay there if they can't afford to live and don't do anything to improve their position in life? That's just fighting something that can't be beaten.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:59 AM
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Why would someone stay there if they can't afford to live and don't do anything to improve their position in life? That's just fighting something that can't be beaten.
That's why I left!

Well, that and the fact that the beaches and weather are better down here.
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