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    Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    Hell of a way to say, "Thank you!".

    A new report by a liberal-leaning think tank recommends a dramatic overhaul of military pay, retirement and health care benefits as part of a $1 trillion cut in defense spending over 10 years.

    The Center for American Progress calls for capping pay raises, eliminating military health benefits for many retirees who are covered by an employer-provided plan, and reducing the value of military retired pay as well as making retirees wait until age 60 to start receiving it.

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    Re: Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Hell of a way to say, "Thank you!".
    Spending is how we control all aspects of the government. As much as I respect our military, they shouldn't get a blank check to operate either.

    For one thing, we don't have the money to pay for such a large military. For another, we need to stop our mentality that we are justified in our Wars Against Everything. Such things are deleterious to us as a stable, thriving nation.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    our commitment to veterans is close to the last thing that i would cut. i would, however, support cutting our military role on the world stage big time. if someone has served, though, they should be taken care of for life in exchange for that sacrifice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Spending is how we control all aspects of the government. As much as I respect our military, they shouldn't get a blank check to operate either.

    For one thing, we don't have the money to pay for such a large military. For another, we need to stop our mentality that we are justified in our Wars Against Everything. Such things are deleterious to us as a stable, thriving nation.
    Yeah because you see a lot of disabled veterans with a Benz parked in front of their McMansions. Hell a good chunk of them are either living with relatives or in houses built/given to them by charities. Retired Senators and Congressmen get a huge package compared to veterans. Give me a break.

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    Re: Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Spending is how we control all aspects of the government. As much as I respect our military, they shouldn't get a blank check to operate either.

    For one thing, we don't have the money to pay for such a large military. For another, we need to stop our mentality that we are justified in our Wars Against Everything. Such things are deleterious to us as a stable, thriving nation.
    So you agree to do the same to entitlements right?
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    Re: Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Yeah because you see a lot of disabled veterans with a Benz parked in front of their McMansions. Hell a good chunk of them are either living with relatives or in houses built/given to them by charities. Retired Senators and Congressmen get a huge package compared to veterans. Give me a break.
    Fine. Then let's cut spending from our active duty members in the military and instead spend it on military veterans.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Fine. Then let's cut spending from our active duty members in the military and instead spend it on military veterans.
    You can try, but the left underestimates how many minorities are in the military who are not going to be satisfied with your welfare checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You can try, but the left underestimates how many minorities are in the military who are not going to be satisfied with your welfare checks.
    So you disparage spending cuts to veteran benefits but now you equate veteran benefits to welfare checks?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So you agree to do the same to entitlements right?
    Somebody who was praising FEMA yesterday didn't see the coverage of those dressed in camo helping stranded people apparently.

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    Re: Think tank recommends big benefits cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Hell of a way to say, "Thank you!".
    Apdst, everything's got to be examined. Even veterans' benefits. In your heart your know that. The one thing I don't agree with? Pay raises. I don't think our soldiers get paid near enough.
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