Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Talking Tuesday

All service members will be receiving their mid-month pay in full, though it might be in two checks and possibly not on the same day, the Pentagon says. Read the rest of the article HERE.

Last week we all remained close to our Laptops or Radios to learn if there would be a Government Shutdown. At the Eleventh Hour, a temporary agreement was made.

AirmanMom feels this is a disgrace. The idea of putting over 800,000 people out of work, not to mention the trickle-down effect on local businesses which feed all these people during the workday. Shameful.

But...oh. my. goodness. The effect it would have on our Troops sent me into orbit.
How dare they, take pay from our Soldiers! Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! Our men and women, along with their families willingly sacrifice so much for our Nation! So now, we are told these sacrifices are not enough...let's not pay them? I know, I know...the money will come eventually. C'mon folks....our Soldiers are not making the same three-digit wages our Congressmen make! Most of our Enlisted Service member live paycheck to paycheck. Why should a Soldier living in a tent in Afghanistan, need additional stress, whether or not their family can buy food, make a car payment or pay their utilities? I am heartsick.

Your turn......................


Coffeypot said...

I agree. The troops must be thinking, 'If I am non-essential, why am I still dodging bullets?'

KellyColor said...

I agree completely with you! And I am glad that they (kind of) came to their senses and did not go through with the shutdown.

MightyMom said...

too mad to speak