Dear Mr. President, I hear you would like to freeze pay rates for soldiers
starting next year. Would you also consider cutting your own pay to save much more money for our country? While you're at it, lets cut down on congressman's pay too. If the people who risk their lives don't get an increase in pay, why would we continue raising pay for those who take NO risks and reap the benefits?
My sister posted this on FB and I was really upset about this....how would you feel about our Soldiers not getting a pay increase while the "Fat Cat's" get fatter...
The same proposal suggests limiting UN and foreign aid packages as well ... but not congresscritters, not the pres, and not those collecting wefare from the safety and comfort of their homes.
We should dump our membership in the UN and tell them to take their expensive hobbies somewhere else (after the members pay their parking tickets), drastically lower our financial foreign aide (I'm ok with goods, services), insist that congresscritters keep their day jobs and get paid on commission only while they are in session (and drop their retirement entirely ... and make that retro), and cut welfare before we ever touch soldiers' pay!
Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
While I believe that our military is a Constitutionally valid expense, those whining about the government not giving other "cost-of-living" increases aught to consider the above quote.
And to answer the OPs question ... yes, if Obama freezes soldiers pay, then he should freeze all paychecks for all government employees including himself .... in fact, he should give himself and Congress a pay cut.
Answer by Gal51 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
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Answer by DEpley at 4:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2010
Why is this addressed to the President? The Debt commission Panel is making a report...they haven't even presented it to the President yet
The 58-part "illustrative" plan was unveiled Wednesday by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson (Wyo.) and Erskine Bowles, chief of staff to President Clinton, who serve as co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
That 18-member blue-ribbon panel is to deliver a final report to the President by December on ways to tackle a U.S. debt crisis that grows continually, with annual federal deficits nearing 10 percent of the gross domestic product, a rate higher than any year since World War II.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:55 PM on Nov. 23, 2010