during clinton, enlisted military started to qualify for welfare and food stamps because they hadn't had a raise in pay in decades, but the cost of
living was starting to skyrocket. their wives jobs were being shipped off due to nafta, and things were starting to get ugly. military members were
having to borrow from the aid societies just to survive, which just perpetuated the poverty and any time a "cut funding to the military" shout went
out, they would cut it from the enlisted guys (enlisted means the poorest bracket, those who are not officers). no way are the guys who have to
maintain respectable appearances for foreign dignitaries, going to take a cut in pay, especially when the peons below them are much more plentiful in
number and therefore a greater source of expenditure.
so just realize, any time you call for a cut in military spending it wll not come out of the weapons budget or technology budget or officers budget or
foreign bases budget, it comes right out of the pocket of the poorest members. this is unfortunately, how it works across the board. the cost is
passed down to those least ability to absorb it, but who yet, are still required to go on missions they are likely to be maimed for life or even
if you ask why they would even want to work there, consider the military has been one of the few places people could find jobs, for decades this has
been true for the poorest parts of society.
edit on 6-2-2013 by undo because: (no reason given)