. . . pay them a decent fucking wage to begin with! :mad:
It really chapped my ass to hear Bush on TV just now encouraging people to support our troops by “helping the military family down the street.” Why can’t America pay them a decent salary? Why are military families, especially those of lower rank, so damn poor? And then he went on to say how great it is to serve your country . . . as long as you don’t need to feed any dependants at the same time, right? :dubious:
Ok, so, I’m exaggerating a little bit about the feeding your dependants part (maybe). But you get my point. I’ve never been in the military myself, but I have lived on a military base and have been around military personnel most of my life; I even worked for an Army housing office for a couple of years. So I know a little bit of what I speak, but I confess to not knowing a lot.
I’m all for defense spending, but why can’t we fucking take care of the people before we go develop another stealth bomber? I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but I feel pretty strongly about the idea of paying our military personnel what they are worth, and what Bush said really pissed me off.
(I’m feeling a little self-conscious after seeing the “standard disclaimers” thread in ATMB, but here goes: I suppose this could belong in GD, but in my nearly-a-year here I have only posted in GD ten times, and some of those were in threads that got moved there. I’ve never started a thread there, and don’t care to . . . frankly, that forum scares me. Actually, this could probably go in IMHO or MPSIMS, too. All I know is I’m pissed, and military stuff can be a bit of a hot button, so I figured I’d rant here. If y’all think I’m in the wrong place, let me know and I’ll flag down a mod.)