Thursday, April 12, 2007

Are You Kidding Me?

According to the Associated Press, pay is soaring to keep people in the military.

Yet the very month my husband became eligible for a $15,000 bonus last year, it was yanked away. And we are already seeing people getting "laid off" (the military doesn't call it that) left and right.

In fact our best hopes for a financially comfortable future are in an early-out retirement offer. Or the death of a wealthy loved one.

I'm hoping for the early-out.

I am very glad some Army and Marine folks are getting a tiny, little chunk of what they deserve to keep on serving. But by using the word "military" in its headline, the Associated Press is painting a very distorted picture of life in the military today.

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