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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 01:46 AM

 

No Job Security Even In Military. Careerists Laid Off Due To Budget Cuts.

Even if you have served multiple tours in the war zones and are a career soldier you can be laid off when you are about to get your benefits. As the budgets increase for military contractors many career enlisted personnel are now being laid off just before they are to receive their benefits. It is like being laid off just before you get your pension.

In the case of the military to save money the DOD is letting soldiers go before they are to receive their promised benefits. Now the military is reducing forces under present budget cuts and the end of two wars. So now the military is no different than the private sector because it is being operated like a business. Saving on promised benefits and pensions is he new military model.

I am no fan of the bloated Pentagon budget, but it looks like our soldier are being economically sacrificed like any other worker. Thanks for serving here is your pink slip. So we are no letting go our most experienced soldiers and probably keeping the cheaper ones. A lot of lower enlisted are being let go as well.

According to the NY Times our military will go from 530,00 to 508,000 soon. Military recruiting is also being reduced and attrition will also reduce forces.

It is understandable that forces must be reduced, but the way it is done is leaving a sour taste with career soldiers who have sacrificed the most.

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Reply No Job Security Even In Military. Careerists Laid Off Due To Budget Cuts. (Original post)
TheMastersNemesis Nov 2014 OP
lpbk2713 Nov 2014 #1
msongs Nov 2014 #2
SunSeeker Nov 2014 #3
City Lights Nov 2014 #10
99th_Monkey Nov 2014 #4
Cha Nov 2014 #5
suston96 Nov 2014 #6
suston96 Nov 2014 #8
suston96 Nov 2014 #9
bullwinkle428 Nov 2014 #7

Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 02:03 AM

1. Meanwhile ...




Link: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140428/DEFREG02/304280024/US-Navy-Orders-10-New-Subs-Record-17-6B



The DoD has more of an allegiance to the defense contractors than to the rank and file.

This is the GOP way of "supporting the troops" .

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 03:20 AM

2. time to purge parasite leech contractors and return the "jobs" to the troops themselves.

for generations the military did its own logistics like transport, laundry, food, keeping busy and occupied. now that stuff is done by private contractors sucking billions out the top of the money pot. time to stop all that. no need for KFC in Kabul.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 04:21 AM

3. + 1

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:51 PM

10. Indeed! nt

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 04:22 AM

4. ANY "privatization" of either MILITARY or INTEL

 

is an abomination to liberty, and a shit-stain on our national character.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:03 AM

5. This is Despicable and the top brass better rethink this shite..or they're going to find themselves,

rightfully so.. without recruits.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:21 PM

6. Is there a link to the source of this information?

This is wrong on its face. Where does this information come from?

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Response to suston96 (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:46 PM

9. And this.....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/24/soldiers-troops-fired-reduction-downsizing/5560515/

"Among 3,000 Army officers or enlisted personnel being forced out this year and next, compensation can generally take three forms, depending on how long the soldier has served, Platt says. Those can be a full retirement benefit, a reduced pension for early retirement or severance pay, he says.

With 16 years of service, Hyde says he would be eligible for a small pension. But he remains hopeful the Army will let him stay on."

Those forced out will receive some form of retirement. Probably not as good as at 20 years but still a retirement or reduced separation pension.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:27 PM

7. Thank you "sequester".

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