Free clothing? I received a $200 clothing allowance when they pinned my bar on my collar and that was the last uniform allowance I ever received and I could not wear it off duty.<quoted text>
And rouge the rube's compensation package while on the taxpayer-funded welfare rolls included pay, free housing,free clothing, free medical care and similar benefits, a lot of time off, free transportation, and a too generous retirement package after only twenty years. All that and not one accomplishment in 20+ years.
Tell me Tootsie, do firemen pay for their clothing? Do they wear them off duty?
And I was required to furnish my own transportation to and from work. If I could not, they would have put me in the barracks!
And yes Tootsie, I have accomplished a lot in my 20 years and until January 2013, I am a RETIRED reservist which means the president can snap his fingers and I am back in uniform.
There is a funny clause in military regs that enlisted-men and commissioned officers are subject to recall until they turn 60 y/o old but warrant officers are subject to recall until age 62. But if you become incarserated for any reason, they take you retirement away from you as they can not recall someone who is in prison. But if a retired cop gets thrown in prison for murder, he gets to keep his retirement.
Oh, when you retire today with 20 years of service you get 40% of your BASE pay for the rank you held successfully for at least two years. So not 40% of your housing allowance, ration allowance, etc. But if you stay for 30 years you get 75%.
But I bet you do not get upset about how much retirement Colon Powell gets.