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You Make Enough Already, Soldier

Let me get this straight. A President who has presided over the largest increase in defense spending in US history is now saying he is opposed to providing Armed Service members with a 3.5 percent pay increase because it is .5 percent higher than what he thinks they deserve? That's where he chooses to finally show some conservatism? One would think he would be more interested in the billions of dollars going to pay defense contractors who haven't been very meticulous in their accounting.

But then, it's like they say. War is profitable. Just not, it seems, for the ones doing the actual fighting.

Update: So how much of a difference does this .5 percent mean in dollars? About what we spend every nanosecond in Iraq.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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