the picture of this soldier, sums it up
If I didnt think my husband was underpaid before, I surely think he is underpaid today. Yes, today is the last day for Congress to figure this out. If they dont figure this out, OUR military-You know the ones who at anytime could give their life for this country, the ones who miss out on ALOT of their family life, the ones who step up to the plate, you know, that special 1% of the nation, Yeah, they will be getting only HALF their pay on the 15th of April.. Do you know what half of not much is? Sure, sure, it will be backpaid, but some families cant back eat, or tell their babies to ration the diapers and milk... Little children will have to wait until next year to play baseball or soccer. Now, the military isnt the ONLY thing on the line and we surely arent the only ones that will suffer at our govts hands, but for SHAME that this is even an option. My husband, isnt unlike any other soldier, has deployed 4 times for this nation, has moved us all over the world anytime the Army says so, he has MANY times worked 24 hour days, he also is sometimes a marriage counselor, financial planner, father, leader, therapist, disciplinarian, mission planner, appt keeper to hundreds, attends ANY and All promotions, WLC graduations, farewells, volunteer, hospital visitor, strong shoulder, etc.. SURELY he is worth his full pay. He does all of this before he comes home, where he continues to be the head of the house and reads to kids, helps clean up after dinner, gives baths, helps with homework, takes me on dates, makes sure we know he loves us and appreciates us.. His ONLY true "me" time, is his sleep and even that can and is usually interuppted by child abuse, domestic violence, duis, death, mayhem.... Soldiers deserve MORE than to be pawns in politicians ridonculousness. Soldiers worry enough about deploying and the possibility of dying for this country, than to worry about their families back home, struggling with bills, food and money. Its no secret, most military families live paycheck to paycheck as it is. So, if you know of a military family that needs help during this, help them.. Even if that is a ride to the store, a dinner, an ear or shoulder. We are Army Strong and will be okay.
To Congress, SURELY my husbands' son and son in laws' life, along with the lives of ANYONE else who wears this uniform is worth their full pay.. Do the right thing.