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  •  Why is there no talk of Defense cuts? (9+ / 0-)

    Talk about a bloated department. Big, expensive weapons systems that the military will never use. An overabundance of generals, and a too-big Defense Dept. overall.

    If seniors have to pay more in premiums, then so should military families. They pay next to nothing in TRICARE premiums.

    Yes, the tax system needs some overhauling, but that won't be done under the gun.

    •  Not to mention the housing allowances, (2+ / 0-)
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      coffejoe, Mr Robert

      commissary benefits and, in states like Florida, generous property tax breaks.

      Our (active) military (even the enlisteds, with relatively scant benefits in comparison to officers) are riding high in terms of the benefits they receive. Veterans get the shaft, unfortunately (although not as badly as some might have us believe).

    •  Alien invasion on 12.12.12 (0+ / 0-)

      You'll be glad the Army has all those toys!  The predictions can't be wrong.

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