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#3402346 - 10/14/13 05:39 PM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: Bambi Buster]
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Another angle is why are we haggling our soldiers for pennies an hour while the domestic entitlements to moochers and illegals are in the billions?
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#3402435 - 10/14/13 06:38 PM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: de novo]
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#3402615 - 10/14/13 07:55 PM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: medwc]
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 Originally Posted By: medwc
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I guess an argument could be made for that. Why not prorate it while your at it. Only pay combat pay when your outside the wire and of course being shot at not just riding down the road in a hummer? If I did the math right it comes out to 31 cents an hour. That would really help cut defense spending.

Like I stated IMO very petty.



It's not about being outside the wire or riding in a hummer. That is where they have suckered you in to believing their story. There were/are lots of soldiers (all ranks) abusing the system to collect combat pay. Why let them abuse it? Talk to some soldiers that have been over there and know what is going on. All soldier(not just combat arms) in combat zones are getting combat pay. Anyways, let me go be petty with my dog.


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I kind of have an idea how it works since I have been deployed down range 3 times into actual combat zone and received combat pay. Also spent time in Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Somalia, and Jordan and received combat pay. $250 a month extra, so what. Again an extra $7.50 a day for being in BFE surrounded day in and day out by people who would like to kill you.

Abusing the system? \:\/
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#3402819 - 10/14/13 09:44 PM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: Super8]
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Actually felt safer down range than I did at most other locations deployed. At least I was armed up.

Just my opinion but any Muslim nation should be considered war zone.

Spent 30 days at a AB in a Middle Eastern country. One of 8 US troops deployed there. We slept in shifts and didn't go anywhere alone. I have never been more afraid for my life but by these standards I wouldn't have collected the $7.50 extra a day.

Petty , cheap, wrong, sad take your pick.
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#3402962 - 10/15/13 05:10 AM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: de novo]
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 Originally Posted By: de novo
Another angle is why are we haggling our soldiers for pennies an hour while the domestic entitlements to moochers and illegals are in the billions?


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#3404232 - 10/15/13 09:16 PM Re: Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. Troops [Re: MUP]
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