Troops in Iraq face pay cut / Pentagon says tough duty bonuses are budget-buster: "The Pentagon wants to cut the pay of its 148,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, who are already contending with guerrilla-style attacks, homesickness and 120- degree-plus heat.
Unless Congress and President Bush take quick action when Congress returns after Labor Day, the uniformed Americans in Iraq and the 9,000 in Afghanistan will lose a pay increase approved last April of $75 a month in 'imminent danger pay' and $150 a month in 'family separation allowances.' "
Curious to see how they handle this. Which the huge defense budget increase over the last year, I find it hard to believe these folks won't keep their raises. Hell, with the current defense budget, the $300,000,000/yr it will cost is about 7 hours out of their total budget.
My guess is that my unborn children will get put further in debt. Heck, when your already down 401,000,000,000 for the year, what's the big deal if it jumps to 401,300,000,000. Barely a blip...