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    Calamity Jean

    are borne more by the low end of the wage scale in both the military and civilian forces.  

    Just as in the world of "private" business, the ones who can afford it least are the first to see there paychecks shrink.  The ones at the top rarely bear this kind of burden, just like  CEOs.

    Thin out the top ranks; incentivize those in the middle who have "learned the lessons" of the last decade; cut the disproportionate pay scales at the top and then (egads!  don't faint!)... distribute that savings to those in the bottom and lower-middle ranks of both military and civilian forces.

    You do realize we're screaming for pay increases for people who make minimum wage contracting in DC, as well as in private business -- but do you have any idea how many there are of us in both the military and civil services who barely (if that) make a living family wage?!  And yes... some of us veterans have gone into civil service for a variety of reasons... but believe me, most of us are not getting a CEO wage scale!!!  (Not to mention, for years now no pay raises and merit increases killed after they've been awarded to you!)

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