Originally posted by MAVERICK05
no, i dont think our service men should get paid more. the only reason why i think that is because they are housed for free, and they get to eat for
free. especially in the navy. i mean yea, they are risking thier lives, but thats part of being in the service. maybe you could get a bonus for being
on the front, but if you arent on the front risking your life, you dont need to be paid anymore than you already are. plus you get great benefits.
Eating for free in the Navy, huh? I am paid about $240 dollars a month (BAS) to buy food for me and my family. When I go to sea, I lose that money. If
you live in the barracks, that money is immediatly taken from your check, and sent to the galley. Nothing is free in the miliary, its all give and
Same goes for "Free Housing". THe military has started this new program call PPV. What this does, is sells housing to a private company, which now
charges you to live there. Sure, it goes according to your paygrade, but I am still paying over $800 for a little place that most people run away
from, 30 miles from base.
As to those great benefits, how come my good everywhere insurance won't pay for my daughters dental?
As to being on the frontline to get paid more, why? Doesn't everyone face the chance of going into combat? Just because you are told to go there,
doesn't entitle you to more money.
As to Nucs, they get payed way more than they should. To give an increase in everyones pay, cut Nucs pay. Do you really need $500 more a month to
change a lightbulb? I don't thinks so.
Personal opinion here, cut minimum wage to what what we make an hour, get rid of the huge salaries given to politicians, and make them work a real
job, and earn there pay. (If everyone makes less money, prices for things go down, amazing, huh?)
Anyways, enough ranting for now, maybe more to come later...