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Unread 09-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default military pensions at risk

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/us...ors_picks=true

They are eyeing everything...even military pensions which constitute ~15% of the DoD budget.
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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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I'm liking that idea... Some of them get way more than they really deserve...
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Unread 10-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #3
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I don't agree at all with this...these people put their lives at risk voluntarily, and for the defense of the nation. If anything they get paid too little, and receive too little.

In order for anyone to live their current life as it is, you need to be able to sustain a military defense. Otherwise your very way of life is threatened.

Military deserves everything they get, as far as I'm concerned.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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I believe in those that served in combat, but those that only sit behind a desk and never see combat, honestly they do not deserve everything that is in that retirement package.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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It'd be hard to pick those types of people out. We all see combat eventually...only if you're really lucky, do you miss out on deployment. Also, there's a TON of bs that you have to put up with...it's the worst job you can have, IMHO.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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seeing it everyday, i agree. everyone has gone to the sandbox at one time or another, and there's a ton of crap you have to deal with.
but then again i deal with lots of the same stuff, so i think i need more money. LOL
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Unread 10-30-2011, 02:14 AM   #7
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my marine friend was telling me about how pensions are pretty much gone unless you have it grandfathered in or something like that. was also telling me a bunch of guys are gonna retire already because they don't want the 401k
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