Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round'

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  1. dmancornell

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    Desperate times: Marines told to ?save every round? ? CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    Welcome to the civilian world.
     
  2. STANGBOYTOM

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    Sounds like empty threats passed down by a horrible " Leader" to scare more money out of the tax payers, to be spent on a never ending spending binge.
     
  3. 3MTA3

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    Can't they just borrow some from DHS?
     
  4. mosinguy1

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    Who do you think is going to hire them when they become civilians???? ROFLMAO I think it is a scare tactic too.
     
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    True that! One of my buddies who just got back from Afghanistan mentioned that they also did away with hot breakfasts for the troops to cut costs. Hard to believe when we have spent more money than all previous administrations combined that we can't afford ammunition and hot meals for the troops. Don't even get me started on not being able to refuel an aircraft carrier that was build and funded during an economy almost as bad as the current one.
     
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    It's more important that the contractors and afghan civilians that work on the fob get hot meals.
     
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    This better be more scare tactic lies.:angry: :angry:
     
  9. CascadeSam

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    For the most part, the US Military has a poor track record inefficiently wasting billion$ and billion$ on programs, weapon systems, etc etc that were unneeded or absurd. IMO, the general is whining about basic items so the common serfs the tax-paying American sheeple will become sympathetic to continue supporting the budget he wants. BTW, I served in military intelligence for three years.
     
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    Let me first say that I appreciate what you do. However, you volunteered for the job so don't complain about it. Second, you can blame those in office for you guys getting bubblegumty benefits and poor living conditions, not the civilian population. As for the "free benefits" we didn't at all earn, well I work for a living and pay taxes. Those taxes provide the food and shelter you receive in the military. You're welcome for my financial contribution.
     
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    I was in for nine years. The troops always get treated like crap, especially moreso when Washington wants to squeeze more money out of sympathetic citizens.

    The military as a whole wastes alot of money and I have no desire to increase my 'contribution' or have it suggested that I am selfish or unpatriotic when I just took a real 20% paycut at work...especially when the 'cuts' we're talking about here are mere decreases in the rate of increase. Its about time they consider how they are using our money.

    Keith
     
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    I wasn't complaining at all. YOU don't have people shooting at your because I decided I would be willing to be shot at.

    I vote just like you do.

    I also pay taxes btw.
     
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    Next, we will be hearing the Navy is going to start going back to sailing ships, the Air Force to hot air ballons and the Army will be taking the field on bicycles armed with sling shots!
     
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    Just curious about where you get the information that all the Contractors in Afghanistan have a plus FOB - or do even know what a "FOB" is?
     
  16. kumabear17

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    Got a little worked up having a Son over there. The word should have been "plush". I think you get the idea. They aren't all living in the wonderful conditions you apparently believe they are.
     
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    First hand experience. The contractors had buildings, we had tents. Where hard buildings were available, they were given to contractors first, then to the soldiers. Soldiers were freezing or cooking and the contractors had good temperature control.

    That being said, no, it's not a very nice place to be. None of the places I went were very nice. And I guess that when you look at a soldier living in a tent and a contractor with a roof, things get to looking a little plush. Never mind that 6 figure pay they bring down.

    I've been there too, Likely more than your son as I was MCRD class of 94, and then off to the Army in 97, with a retirement last year.

    In a bubblegumty place where our guys live in tents, the contractors have it pretty good. It's tough not to go back and make some of that good contractor money, but I have morals.
     
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    None taken. The tier teams do live in the dirt sometimes but have great little home fobs.
     
  20. dmancornell

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    Correction, you decided to be allowed to shot at by whomever the feckless politicians decided to invade and terrorize.
     

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