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  •  Military not sacrosanct (0+ / 0-)

    Coming from a military family where 11 of 15 have been at the nose of the spear since 1941 I have a lot of respect for them.  But unless you have a combat infantry badge (or service equivalent) you're nothing special.  A lot of people work tough jobs in tough conditions - yet do not merit a nauseatingly compulsive "we thank you for your service".

    You should bear in mind that unlike the military, other federal employees have not had a COLA for the past two years, and will likely not in 2013 either.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    •  Oh they want to cut civilian pensions too (0+ / 0-)

      for federal employees.  All this BS about sticking up for the middle class.  Who are more middle class than public employees?  Darn few ever make it to that $250K tax limit.  I mean how are you middle class if you are a private physician or accountant making $250K but a moocher if you are making $75K as a VA nurse?  

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