The Government is Exploring Ways of Slowing The Growth of Military Pay

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You won’t find a single member of the military, of course, who thinks that they’re overpaid, but according to some federal mandates, they might be.

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday with some alternative approaches to setting military basic pay, ones that would slow the rapid growth pay scales have been seeing in recent years.

One would be creating a different cost index, though CBO found that their in-house test model didn’t really differ much from the Employment Cost Index year-over-year. Another, more impactful option, would be to use the ECI on the full complement of military compensation: not just basic pay, but the basic allowance for subsistence and the basic allowance for housing.

That way, those substantial expenses in addition to basic pay would be more standardized, and grow in proportion to each other. The Bureau of Labor Statistics creates the index yearly, averaging the growth of wages over the previous year.

Continue reading at the Military Times 

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Kenneth
2 months ago

Yup keep posting people’s advertizements for free. IDIOTS.

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
2 months ago

And yet another group this tool pisses off.

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

Commissar Cho Bai Din could start by withholding their commander in chiefs pay and travel expenses, their commanding Generals pay and expenses, The Speakers pay (Both), expenses and security, as well as Their transportation, Social safety nets, And Any other, UNNECESSARY, discretionary expenses.

Lisa
Lisa
2 months ago

Biden and the other democrats are the ones who shouldn’t get paid and anything they have received should have to be repaid. When you take an oath and everything you do goes against that you deserve nothing.

Charles Nolan
2 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

But they did earn their tickets to hell, by doing the Devil’s work, and in the days of One Nation Under God, they would have been publicly executed for treason after dramatic public trials.
I would to see the part where the judge says “we have seen evidence of your truly evil nature, showing only contempt for the fools that elected you, and with great satisfaction this court sentences you to be publicly hung by the neck until dead and may the Devil himself carry your evil souls to Hell. Bailiff, get this filth out of my court room.”
Poor Biden could go to a senior living facility, where Jill could care for his rotting evil remains.

Carl Peal
Carl Peal
2 months ago
Reply to  Charles Nolan

Jill’s doctorate is in education, not medicine. I doubt she could care for herself. JMO

harold
harold
2 months ago

they should lower his pay

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

U can’t survive on military pay, especially a family,a couple kids, are u fkg crazy that soldiers get paid to much, hell most struggle so bad just to survive, they have to leave the military, because of PTSD or because the can’t support their family. Get realistic, if your stupid enough to join this new woke military, with hidenbiden and his useful idiots, be very careful, their a danger to all of us.

Donna
Donna
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Wondered when he was going to attsck the Military pay. Democrats hate the Military and since Carter have been going after their pay.

Rev. Dr. Thomas Peavy
Rev. Dr. Thomas Peavy
2 months ago

This “Class Envy” pimp is needing to get money for his give away programs to illegals, refugees, union funds and free college. This is but one avenue. Next he will begin looting Social Security with “Means Testing.” This is what happens when collectivist are placed in office by dimwits with a hand out. Wait for the food shortages that are just around the corner and double digit inflation. Don’t believe it, go to your local supermarket and see the vacant shelves then price meat and other products and see the increase.

John C
John C
2 months ago

The whole gang of cheats, thieves, and liers. Should be charged with treason.

Charles Nolan
2 months ago
Reply to  John C

I would love to see the gallows built in the traditional way on the White House lawn. To avoid delays in execution after trial, automatic appeals could go first to the Supreme Court which would decide within 48 hours.
The court is far too woke to say, “get the filth out of here and hang the vermin”.

Charles Nolan
2 months ago

Biden is simply carrying out the instructions from China, which bribes him and his associates, and threatens nuclear war, while massively expanding nuclear missile batteries.
The bully Xi rules over the punk Biden.
Soon encouraged by US impotence, China will eventually launch a nuclear first strike to intimidate a clearly inferior people governed by a clearly inferior system.
Tiananmen Square shows us the true color of the Chinese Communist Party, blood red and purely evil.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
2 months ago

I suggest we slow the growth of welfare programs and programs for illegals and pay the military well since these are the men, women, and families who put it all on the line to protect our society, citizens, and country.
I also suggest that we slow the growth of all federal employees starting at the top with Bozo Biden and working all the way down through Congress and all of the agencies and the departments.

sandyj
sandyj
2 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

Excellent idea! And no more automatic raises for our do-nothing Congress.

Ken
Ken
2 months ago

It was speculated that Social Security, retired military pay, and VA disability pensions could raise as much as 5%. Dollars to doughnuts, our “commander in cheat” will say “That’s too much,” and all his little minions in congress will be out there saying “Yes, sir, Mr. Biden, sir!”

agile
agile
2 months ago

Well, that probably is the most effective way to get rid of the military by lowering the pay so low they will quite/retire So then the chinese can take over the world – at least the US. Then the idiot in the white house will think he will be part of the CCP and held in high esteem. This moron must be tried for treason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Omega 2
Omega 2
2 months ago

SURE, send them in HARMS WAY, LET THEM GET KILLED like in AFGANISTAN , and now SCREWUP THERE FINANCES! YOU RICH CONGRESS FOLKS NEED TO BE PUT ON THERE PAY TO SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN LAST!

John J
2 months ago

Mr. trump donated his pay to charity, greedy Biden hoards his

John
John
2 months ago

Perhaps we should look VERY closely at the Pay Scale of Civil Servants rather than the
the Military members. I am quite sure their starting pay far exceeds that of the Enlisted members, who go in harms way, where these folks are only subject to the dreaded PAPER cut.

Carl Peal
Carl Peal
2 months ago

Unless things have changed since I served, costs vary according to the local economy. It costs more to live in Hawaii than in Nebraska or Kansas. “Standardizing” to one set amount will be disastrous. JMO

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
2 months ago

Our military men and women AND THEIR FAMILIES suffer in a thousand ways other than insufficient pay. Most downplay the inconvenience and brush it off as part of the job. It’s not. For example, changing schools is a major inconvenience and cost for both the kids and parents, usually borne entirely by the moms. I was single and only did one hitch but I knew plenty of lifers and none were overpaid while most suffered budget stress.

Our IIC (Imbecile-In-Chief) never wore a uniform and never served in the military, not even the Delaware National Guard. He obtained five student draft deferments and eventually received a conditional medical deferment for having had asthma as a teenager. Some chutzpah of this cowardly creep to punish military people for protecting his worthless life.

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

Well HELL, Joe just lowered annual military pay by 13 persons.

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

take your shots like a MAN. Bill Gates and the United Nations need to get rid of about 2-3 billion people.

C.A.
C.A.
2 months ago

Correction: The Biden Regime is Exploring Ways to Punish unvaccinated Military by Screwing with their Military Pay


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