Military pay,benefits, retirement - too little or too much

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Grovetown, GA

#1 Dec 23, 2010
What do you think? Is our military under compensated or over compensated.

Chipley, FL

#2 Dec 24, 2010
hmmmm your askin this question in a military town, what kinda answer do you really think your gonna get?

Panama City Beach, FL

#3 Jan 1, 2011
The folks that are stationed in war zones are under paid , all others (95%) are way over paid.

Guangzhou, China

#4 May 22, 2011
The amount the military gets paid for retirement is very good and I have no problem with that for sure. What i do have a problem with is "When" they begin receiving benefits. They should not be drawing retirement benefits at age 38...thats just total BS especially when they can work another 30 years like the rest of us. I work with a guy that is 45 yrs. old and draws 75% of his military pay and makes another $70,000 on top of that. They should not be able to draw until age 60 at the earliest unless they can prove some kind of hardship or disability. Maybe that would save SS for the rest of us.

Again, I support our troops and Im all for making sure they have a comfortable retirement...just not until its needed at retirement age.

Also I was in the military 8 yrs.
another opinion

Campbellsville, KY

#5 May 25, 2011
I think the pay has finally caught up with the general public, except foreign military bases and war zones....we need to take better care of our veterens is said shape in many non military town, like Louisville ,ky. where my brother lives..real sad...poor care and poorly's unbelieveable!..also, many jobs offer pensions for employee's for 20, 25.and 30 years of service..the retirement pay is not that good for enlisted personel,,but not sure on the officers' pay..

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