Let me start with a quote from Army Times-
"A three-year freeze on basic pay and military housing and food allowances is among 58 recommendations contained in the draft report of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform that was released Wednesday."
Let's break this down some...
It says "among 58 recommendations"...what are recommendations?
1. an act of recommending.
2. a letter or the like recommending a person or thing.
3. representation in favor of a person or thing.
4. anything that serves to recommend a person or thing, or induce acceptance or favor.
So, it is correct to assume that this won't even happen right? This is only a recommendation by...here it comes...wait for it..President Obama himself? NO! So stop blaming him for everything!! It was recommended by President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Now, what do they do exactly? What is their job? Do you know? No? Let me shed some light for you...
President Obama created the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to address our nation's fiscal challenges. The Commission is charged with identifying policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run. Fiscalcommission.gov
Here is a list of the member if you care to look, but I doubt you're really that interested since you will only blame Presdient Obama anyway, but just incase you're curious... Commission Members
And look, here are their meetings! Commission Meetings
I'd like to point out certain parts of the Charter if I may and I will link it when I'm done as well...
3. Objectives and Scope of Activities. The objective of the Commission is to identify to the President policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run.
4. Description of Duties. The functions of the Commission are advisory only.
For more info on the Charter click here!
Don't forget to read the By Laws too!
((welll would ya look at that?! hot damn!))
So, are you Military wives only complaining b/c this about the pay? Here's how I look at it.... at least my husband is getting paid!!! He didn't lose his job, did he? How many people out there are just dying to get jobs? How many are military spouses? Instead of bitching and complaining about something that was RECOMMENDED to the President, get off your ungrateful ass and do something about it!!
What happens if this goes through? How are you going to act? Be pissed off and shout all over facebook will not be the answer. Get your ass out there and take advantage of classes by the ACS on budgeting and such. Get your ass out and get a damned job... who care if it's working Burger King? Are you beneath that because your husband is a soldier? I think not. Any thing you do to help financially contribute to your house would be appreciated by your spouse I'm sure.
We are not exempt from helping this country get better solely because we live the military lifestyle and our loved ones serves. I am disheartened at the amount of people in this life style are angry and bitter....maybe they need to take it back to Jesus... but that is another post =)
Pic for Sean =)
Till next time....