underestimate the power & change Japanbases.com members can have."
It's not fair because many would have made other life decisions, I'm sure
Posted By I_Am_Annie on 07-27-2011 4:42 AM
And am I the only one annoyed with the fact that members of congress can serve for only a few short years, and then get a nice retirement paycheck, but they want to take that right away from military members who have served for a much longer time period?
Mike LNCM Ret.
Posted By Mike LNCM Ret. on 07-27-2011 1:34 PM
I served on active duty for 24 years from 1970-1994 and remember this issue coming up every few years or so. Typically, the Republicans would squash it before it even got to the Senate. However, now you have the Republicans bringing up the issue. It is unfortunate that the people currently serving won't have the same retirement plan I had. Stand by for some heavy rolls with this whole budget thing goin' on in Washington. Tricare increases, 20-year retirement plans going away, the whole DADT thing. Good grief!