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Originally posted by Smokinbbl
Originally posted by DataWraith
They can't afford to pay the soldiers bonuses?
AWW poor diddums, I didn't get much of a bonus this year either , and I work for a bank , I thought banks were supposed to be getting money hand over fist?.
Maybe if the military didn't spend $60 billion a year on propaganda and 'recruitment drives' then maybe they'd have enough to pay the troops.
This kind of statement amazes me!.. I cant stand your ignorance... you work for a bank??? your the reason we are in this!
Maybe you should be saying thank you to the people you are calling diddums, or maybe get off your a$$ and do your time in the sand box!
[edit on 23-2-2009 by Smokinbbl]
Originally posted by virraszto
reply to post by fleabit
What about the E-3's who don't qualify for housing and who have a family who lives off post? Those are the ones who make the least, and those are the ones who will suffer the most.
I never could understand why the military didn't give lower enlisted GI's housing for their families. Yes, you do get a housing allowance, but it doesn't cover rent, and utilities with the way prices are.
Maybe things have changed since we've been out?
Originally posted by Mysterysoul
The part that hasn't changed is the Housing allowance you get for when you are on the waiting list for housing and have to live off post. You right it still doesn't cover all rent,utilities etc etc. and on top of that it could take up to a year to get a house on base.