This blog was taken from RE-UP! I Am an Army Lifer... and this says it all. Please read
Government Let Down
It has taken me several hours to calm down after we checked online to see what we were getting paid, this pay period. And, not that I should be surprised, we found that our pay has been cut. We all heard the threats of a Government Shut Down, but I never would have thought, in a million years, that they would do this to the people who are risking their lives on a daily basis to protect them. Congress just gave themselves $4000.00 raises and yet, we are taking the hit! I signed a contract and swore an oath to defend this nation against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, so I will continue to serve and guard the people of the United States! But, I find it so difficult to believe that many thousands of families should have to suffer for the lack of leadership in this Country! How many of us have lived paycheck to paycheck, working the most dangerous job in the world? Of all the ways to save a buck, they chose to take it from the people they trained to kill for a living!
There are Values that the Army lives by, we recite them on a daily basis...Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage! I have heard so many soldiers say that they will not work for free but, I hope they realize that, no matter what, we still have a job to do and this Country still needs us! I hope this is a wake-up call for America and we remember what is happening when it's election time!
I am an American Soldier,
I am a Warrior and a member of a team!
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values!
I will always place the mission first!
I will never accept defeat!
I will never leave a fallen Comrade!
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough,
Trained and Proficient in my warrior tasks and drills!
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself!
I am an expert and I am a professional!
I stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy the enemies of the United States of America,
In close combat!
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life!
I am an American Soldier!
I remember being on active duty and not voting because I was young and stupid. I think it is time that the government realizes how many votes are out there and that if the military will stand up and cast there vote we might have a big change come election time. Guys do your part even if it is by absentee ballot, your vote still counts. I also believe that our Congress and senate should look up to the people that are defending them and this country and not cut there pay. I think if anything the Congress and Senate,s pay should be cut first before anything else. You know when you run a business and that is what the government is a business. A good boss will pay there employees first before they got there's and with our government the Congress and the Senate takes there's first. I believe the tables are turned and we as a country need to take it all back on election day and get rid of some of these so called career politicians. They are not in it for us they are in it for themselves. Let's take our country back. Remember you have the right to vote whether you are home or over seas, cast your ballot and let's not let this military cut happen again. Thanks to RE-UP! I Am an Army Lifer... for letting me repost his blog and add to it. LET'S DO IT MILITARY ON ELECTION DAY. GET OUT AND VOTE.
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