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How about cutting waste instead?

If they want to raise our medical rates to the national private sector average then wouldn't it make sense to raise our pay to that as well? Just another example of the 'you signed the contract so you have to deal with how we decide to treat you' mentality.

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Asked by BlueCollarMama at 8:41 AM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Who are "they" that you speak of?
    Gotta link?
    Whose pay needs to be raised? For what job? Being paid by who?
    Do you have a comparison of these Medical Rates and what the Private sector pays?

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:53 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 9:59 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • And I said if they want our medical rates to mirror national private sector then shouldn't our pay mirror that as well? Not that we need just a random pay raise.

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 10:01 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • 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 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.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:51 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

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