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Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday

"ArchyFactBringer,

San Diego Police are paid between $54,000 and $76,000 a year. http://www.sandiego.gov/police/recruiting/benef...And worth every penny. In fact we should pay them six figures considering the extreme mental and physical duties that are place on them and their critical role in maintaining a functioning society."

You're hilarious.

October 9, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday

He's got to hate that the police budget comes from state taxes, and that the average police officer in the state of California makes an about 90k a year, with police chiefs and captains bringing in 6 figures.

Personally, I think they earned it, but maybe it's too much for the job.

October 8, 2013 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday

I really think paychecks are the least of the issue. Less than 1% of the American population is in the active duty military. Less than 10% are veterans. Less than 2% are veteran officers.

If those numbers seem a little too high, don't worry. 20% of suicides committed in the US are former service members. Probably over shame due to unfair pay compared to the private sector. Because there's no way their service left deep-seated emotional scars.

Honestly, I think the military should create stronger recycling program. The money that could be saved on brass casings and fittings alone would be tremendous.

October 8, 2013 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday

You are missing the point.

E2's don't make 50k.

How do I know? Because I don't.

If you want a better picture of things, do a minimum enlistment yourself. If you think it's still unfair in comparison, then get on your soap box continue.

My issue with messing is this: the nutrition just isn't there. It's healthier to buy food on your own. CombinedThe commissary helps, yes, but honestly, it's cheaper to buy from a super center or Sam's. The whole program shutting down means that a lot of jobs are lost. Which spirals the local economy downward. It's more than the military losing their "private grocery store." Try to see the bigger picture.

October 3, 2013 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday

Couple of things:

An unmarried E2 with 2 years of service in not elligible for housing allowance. He/She would have to live in barracks.

The average unmarried, barracks-dwelling enlisted's BAS is automatically taken from their pay and given to Mess services.

All service members must maintain proper weight standards. Mess services tend to be heavy on carbs.

One complete working uniform without boots costs on average $125. AD must maintain 4, minimum, as well as predcribed service and dress uniforms.

Gas is not provided unless the service member is performing official duty in a governmemnt vehicle.

AD is a salary-based job. Working hours are a suggestion, so if 50k seems like too much for a twenty-year-old averaging 60 hours or more a week, I may have to think you are wrong, CADefender.

(Pardon any typos, please. This was sent from a phone.)

October 3, 2013 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )