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Old 12-19-2013, 08:05 AM
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Good news the MLB average salary up 5.4% to 3.39 million.

On the table: Military retirees stand to loose 1% of retirement pay. Avg salary far less than MLB. But on the other hand I didn't join for a pay check.
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Originally Posted by boatn19 View Post
Good news the MLB average salary up 5.4% to 3.39 million.

On the table: Military retirees stand to loose 1% of retirement pay. Avg salary far less than MLB. But on the other hand I didn't join for a pay check.
Watched C-SPAN yesterday and heard about the Military pay issue and Federal workforce pay reductions if not headed off. It's my understanding that this can happen but there is also time to be able to fend it off. I don't see them hitting the military because they want to get re-elected.

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Military are always a target. Talk of doing away with another benefit : State side Commissaries.
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Whats the correlation between MLB and the Armed Forces?

Not sure what your implying. Should MLB subsidize the Federal Govt.?
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Guess it pays to be good at baseball, the important stuff in life.
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Originally Posted by boatn19 View Post
Good news the MLB average salary up 5.4% to 3.39 million.

On the table: Military retirees stand to loose 1% of retirement pay. Avg salary far less than MLB. But on the other hand I didn't join for a pay check.
I do not understand your comparison at all.

Would it not be better to compare military pay and benefit to that of other government programs?
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Don't overthink it they don't was just my first two articles I read today. when I opened up the internet the first article I read was about MLB the second link I clicked on was the federal benefits
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I think the comparison is a good one, as both ate effectively subsidized by the American people. If we didn't place professional athletes on such a pedestal, they wouldn't earn what they do (nor would ownership). If we didn't take our Armed Forces for granted as much as we do, surely we'd pay them more.

The comparison is a good barometer on our society, one in which the one who stands still 90% of the time and fails at an alarming rate is idolized whereas the ones who volunteer their lives to protect us are an afterthought most times.
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Originally Posted by AllDodge View Post
Watched C-SPAN yesterday and heard about the Military pay issue and Federal workforce pay reductions if not headed off. It's my understanding that this can happen but there is also time to be able to fend it off. I don't see them hitting the military because they want to get re-elected.

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Which is easier to cut?

Military...no union representation, trends conservative
Federal workforce...strong union representation, trends heavily democratic

No one speaks up for the military.
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Originally Posted by flyau98 View Post
Which is easier to cut?

Military...no union representation, trends conservative
Federal workforce...strong union representation, trends heavily democratic

No one speaks up for the military.
Please at least try to do a little research
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It's only one percent but it adds up to a loss of about $80,000 for a typical E6 retiring at 20 years. I think it's disgusting that Congress even considered this. There is a lost of waste in the military services and government in general, but they can't treat their people like this. There will be repercussions'/.
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Originally Posted by boatn19 View Post
Good news the MLB average salary up 5.4% to 3.39 million.

On the table: Military retirees stand to loose 1% of retirement pay. Avg salary far less than MLB. But on the other hand I didn't join for a pay check.
You cannot blame anybody but ourselves. If we weren't so mindlessly entertained by professional sports, they wouldn't draw those kinds of salaries.
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It's only one percent but it adds up to a loss of about $80,000 for a typical E6 retiring at 20 years.

Let's not get tunnel vision here. It's not a loss of anything, only dumocrats characterize a reduction in future increases as a loss. Expected retirement pay over 40 years would be almost $900k with no COLA increases at all. That typical E-6 will still realize close to a million in 40 years of retirement, and some will realize more.

With that said, the real focus should be on the dumbasses that didn't fully vet the ramifications and included medical retirements in the mix. That, however, will probably be fixed. Probably ...
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It's only one percent but it adds up to a loss of about $80,000 for a typical E6 retiring at 20 years. I think it's disgusting that Congress even considered this. There is a lost of waste in the military services and government in general, but they can't treat their people like this. There will be repercussions'/.
Check your math. 1% of $1M is $10,000. Either it is 10% or you added a zero.


Either way the military is the LAST place we should be looking at to cut from this bloated government.
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Check your math. 1% of $1M is $10,000. Either it is 10% or you added a zero.


Either way the military is the LAST place we should be looking at to cut from this bloated government.
Why do you think that? Do you feel that the US Military is under funded? Not large enough?
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Stop supporting professional sports, the pay will come down. I have always thought that we live in a sad society that values entertainers/athletes, etc more than lifesavers, protectors, etc..

And before anyone starts fussing, I am not down on entertainers/athletes, etc.., I don't blame them for what they make, I blame us.
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
Stop supporting professional sports, the pay will come down. I have always thought that we live in a sad society that values entertainers/athletes, etc more than lifesavers, protectors, etc..

And before anyone starts fussing, I am not down on entertainers/athletes, etc.., I don't blame them for what they make, I blame us.
Interesting perspective...why blame anyone?
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