Oh my God! You have got to be kidding me! We have a large % of military families already needing food stamps to put food on the table and they want to cut pay even more. This makes me very angry. We have never lived in a place where the housing allowance/subsitance pay met the costs in the civilian sector. Additionally, many military jobs pay more in the civilian sector..some of them significantly more.
Adding premiums/co-pays for Tricare is ridiculous....it isn't worth it imo. Besides, when a military member joins he/she does so with a contract. Changing the rules midstream for those putting their blood on the line is unconsciounable.
They could easily save the 7 billion just by making the legisators pay for their own food and drinks...which they should be doing anyway.
at 11:51 AM on Nov. 11, 2010