The Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan-crafted budget that eliminates certain sequester cuts to the Pentagon, but also scales back cost of living adjustments starting in 2015 for working age military retirees The bill, which passed the...
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“Under the plan, he said, an E-7 in 2013 with 20 years of service would lose an average $3,700 per year by the age of 62, for a total of about $83,000. An 0-5 would be out more than $6,200 a year for a total, cumulative loss of more than $124,000, he said.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars late Wednesday vowed to continue fighting the plan to trim the retirement.” (Excerpt)
This is and has been happening more and more over the last 20 + years. This has been the experience of manufacturing workers, food service workers, and hourly workers of all types. Minimum wage had seen only a $2 or $3 increase in most places over the last 25 years until very recently.http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html [Link here to see a Minimum wage chart over decades]
Now public servants and military will make the permanent low wage servitude complete and hand ever more power and the wealth to the hands of those incompetent to see the needs of humanity or even the needs of the very life of the planet.
We pay theses leader of industry and nations the wealth of the world and call them leaders.... when we need to show them the see them as wayward fools and crooks...because they are smart enough and fortunate and should have behaved better than this. They lead companies and nations and often religions too and these people we chose to trust are now the greatest reason for total anarchy and loss of faith of all types across the world. We collectively have no one to blame but ourselves if we fail to stand up and clean this mess out. Individuals and groups have been standing up and we need to recognize who they are.....more and more they have everything stripped from them and are jailed.....but it is getting harder for these so called leaders to justify this oppression and austerity all the time.
This following link should show us just how much oppression of cost of living wages has been occurring in our last 58 years. The article in the title shows how much the oppressed wages add up to in lost wages over a fairly short time.This shows why the idea of allowing corporations or only a few individuals to grow massive wealth on the backs of global labor and resources of everyone else has not trickled down from trusted leaders but the labor and resources of nations (since this was the wealthiest) has been vacuumed up by only a few that helped oppress the masses of others.
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html [Link here to see a Minimum wage chart over decades]