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Should all service members receive the same pay determined by rank or should some jobs pay more?

Yes, same pay53 %53 %53 % 53.33 % (80)
No, different pay36 %36 %36 % 36.67 % (55)
I do not know4 %4 %4 % 4.00 % (6)
I have no opinion4 %4 %4 % 4.67 % (7)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.33 % (2)

Total votes: 150
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Re: Should all service members receive the same pay determin
by Anonymous
on Dec 02, 2002
Seems like the pay is different already (combat, flight, per diem etc.)...but what would REALLY be nice is if the government would live up to its countless promises and assurances about Vet's medical care, fer crissakes!!!! Leave us not forget that one major reason our nation HAD a constitutional convention to start with is that the dang government had not yet paid the soldiers who won that ground for them!!!! The fact that those fellas saw fit to throw out a perfectly good Articles of Confederation so as to issue some paychecks is a whole other topic... (but NOT unrelated).
Bluehawk

Re: Should all service members receive the same pay determin
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on Dec 02, 2002

I think that as far as grade goes that the pay should be the same. I also think that incentive pay should be the same government wide. Let's face it $100 a month to jump from planes isn't that much.


Re: Should all service members receive the same pay determin
by Gimpy
on Dec 03, 2002
I voted yes, but I do know that some jobs require special education, time served, combat, etc. should still be used to give those in special jobs an insentive to stay in the military. Its kinda a yes / no answer.

Keith

Re: Should all service members receive the same pay determin
by Anonymous
on Dec 07, 2002
NO!!

Why change Tradition???

enough.....

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