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  •  Bah (0+ / 0-)

    This post is way too indiscriminate. Enlisted guys don't make much money and their compensation should be 100% protected.   Officers, on the other hand, range from well compensated to insanely overly compensated. There's no single government position more corruptly and overly coddled than a general in the US military.

    I read a Washington Post article with a bunch of boo-hooing from a colonel who retired from the military by age 45, started a new business, but threw down a gauntlet about nothing more than declines in the rate at which his 80K pension per year for life grows to a larger amount. I have to tell you, that makes me sick.

    People have no idea how privileged they are. Good for Hagel.

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