Pay Raise!!

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by tug_boat, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    It still has to be signed by Obama and there is some question about that. :(
     
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    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    The whole thing is ridiculous. Near-Zero inflation in this country for years.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    And less work to be done... but we can't all be in the California National Guard!
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Ha! Certainly as the government tracks it. YMMV.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Except of course for Tuition, Home prices, Rent, Utilities, Transportation, Medical, Food (depending on where you live) and a few other basic needs, but hey gas prices are down so I guess that off sets it. Speaking more for the Civilian sector.
     
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    Well, but for most military members - GI bill, BAH/on post housing/I didn't pay for utilities when I lived on post housing/, Tricare, and possibly Commissary being cheaper. Not sure what you meant by transportation. So for most military members, they should have had minimum increases in their living expanses.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    You're absolutely right.
    That's why I said "Speaking more for the civilian sector" Scouts statement was that there has been Near-Zero Inflation in this country for years, he didn't specify military.

    Transportation, I was referring to the cost of automobiles.
     
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    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    My inability to read . . .

    My two cents on the cost of automobiles is that it's neutral as there are plenty of choices. My pet peeve is a white collar worker that lives in a suburb driving F250 to work . . . I used to drive a SUV, now a sedan.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    You mean like the asst. bank manager that drives 30 miles from the suburb and climbs out of his Hummer, I shake my head every time I go into that bank.

    I'll give you that one on the cost of automobiles, as there are a lot of choices.......except that the GMC2500 Crew Cab I drive for work sure cost a lot more then the one I had prior. I have a Construction/Design firm ergo the truck, personal vehicle is a modest sedan. I still buy used and drive them till they die.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Maybe I'm just too old and easily remember when I could get chicken for .49/lb and beef for under .99/lb. I'm aghast when I see the meat prices in the stores these days. You might find this interesting.... http://www.nationalchickencouncil.o...-and-retail-prices-for-chicken-beef-and-pork/

    EDIT: The retail price of beef has gone up about 40-50% since 2008 according to the chart referenced above, and about 20% since I retired three years ago. 6.5% increase per year feels like inflation to me but of course they don't include food anymore. Of course it's not the late 1970s and early 1980s either.
     
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