I really didn't think it would actually come to this.
"The officials said military personnel at home and abroad would receive one week's pay instead of two in their next checks. Among those affected would be troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the region around Libya."
Thankfully I have some reserve funds, but I know a lot of Soldiers who live paycheck to paycheck. Try being in Iraq or Afghanistan and having to deal with a crying spouse who has no money to support the family while you're not there.
There will be some Soldier in an act of stupidity who will refuse to go on patrol or do his duty and probably go to prison for it. Who's going to reimburse the Soldiers for bounced check fees and damage to their credit scores. If you damage a persons credit, it costs them thousands of dollars in the future. I'm 2 months away from retiring in the Army, now I have to wonder what they could do to my retirement pay?
We can spend millons a day in foreign **** holes, but not pay our own Soldiers. I feel sad for our country, have we actually fallen this low?
Last edited by GulfStar; 04-07-2011 at 08:35 AM.