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jt25rox
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American solider 4 years of service- govt pays after service $0
American solider wounded- govt pays medical costs
American soliders serves 20 years- govt gives full pention
American solider killed/POW/MIA - family gets $0
Congressman after 2 years- full pention better than the 20yr solider
Senator 6 years- same as congressman
Barack Obama so far has served 2 yrs as a sentor and 4 as a president- gets a sentors pention plus a presidential pention

Now how can we let americans risks their lives and not get some help afterward when we are paying an ineffective government alot of money

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zakyman
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Motion gets seconded, and is voted upon, vote is unaiminous, congressmen get higher pay.


Nope. Because our Constitution was amended to say that our Congressmen cannot give themselves a raise while in office. You have to pass the raise, and then get reelected. Of course, for some that's a trivial barrier, however in contested elections not too many people would be open minded to voting for someone who gave them self a raise.
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I would have thought that it was much harder to rule over the most powerful nation on earth, to juggle foreign and domestic needs than being a soldier, not to demean the troops. It's not hard to see why POTUS needs to be paid more; he gets peanuts at his level of education anyway.

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Because the government looks at the soldiers as expendable. They just keep reproducing them and they keep dying and the process keeps going and going. It is sad but sadly that is reality.

christopher122
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welcome to the real world

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