posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 07:45 AM
There's quite a bit of outrage going on in Australia about Tony Abbotts government giving its troops the stiff finger!
Imagine, your a trooper serving in Afghan, or wherever for that matter, risking your life because your government has directed you to fight in the
middle east... then to thank you, they give you a 1.5% pay increase for the next few years, when the cost of living is going up at around 2.5% per
year for their struggling families back home!
And why did the Australian government do this?
Updated 29 Jan 2014, 1:52pmWed 29 Jan 2014, 1:52pm
Thousands of Defence personnel serving in the Middle East will have their allowances cut, in a move that will save the federal budget
millions of dollars.
that's right, to save the budget millions... after all this is a tight budget time and everyones going to feel the pain to get us out of debt!
keep in mind we need to scrape together every million we can to pay off our recent $12 Billion
jet fighter purchase for our friends in the
23 Apr 2014, 1:18pmWed 23 Apr 2014, 1:18pm
Australia will buy 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) at a cost of more than
$12 billion after the Federal Government gave
the go ahead for the purchase yesterday.
If that's not enough, to make sure that the MP's dont feel the coming pain of a broken economy, the government gives them selves a $50,000 per
pay-rise, only a couple of years ago!
The Prime Minister, who earns
$507,000 per year
smug prick, the balls of this guy to say Australia cant afford to pay its troops in combat after he's cashed himself and his buddies, up!