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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:32 pm

Our top military commanders are discussing cuts in pay and benefits for our servicemen and -women. The Pentagon’s budget doesn’t have the money to continue with its staus quo in spending and is looking at what can be done to live within its anticipated revenue.

There have been published reports that an agreement has been reached by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to curb the growth of pay and benefits for housing, education and health. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the cost of military personnel would rise to 60 percent of the defense budget. The general said we don’t pay or provide for our military enough, but “we have an institution to manage.”

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