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originally posted by: Bassago
a reply to: RickinVa
Haven't looked at military wages for a long time since I was in. You're right these wages are pretty bad. A little over WalMart for the E-1's - E-4's. E-5 and E-6's are a little better but not much.. This is pretty grim.
originally posted by: RickinVa
I am a veteran and I personally think it is a shame at how low paid some members of our active duty force are. An E-6 married with children is most likely on food stamps and other government assistance programs and I personally think its a shame.
Politicians will tell you the budget is too tight... we don't have the money to pay our soldiers more..... I say
No money to give soldiers a pay raise? Bullhockey!!!
All active duty soldiers under the pay grade of E-6 and below should be immediately granted total immunity from state and federal taxes. That's a pretty decent pay raise right there that they could use to take care of their families while they take care of us.