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Trump Proposes Cutting Military Housing


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#1 mex

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing a controversial plan that would cut the military’s basic allowance for housing for troops married to unattractive spouses, Duffel Blog has learned.
 
“This is going to kill two birds with one big beautiful stone, folks,” Trump said at a press conference. “It’s going to reduce our massive budget deficit, and two, it’s the first step in rebuilding our great military. How can our service members be great with wives that look so terrible?”
 
He added: “I visited Fort Bragg last week and it was appalling. It was like every soldier was married to Rosie O’Donnell.”
 
According to a draft proposal, unit commanders would have sole discretion over whether their troops’ wives or husbands would measure up to the president’s standards. Defense officials are currently listening to old interviews between Trump and Howard Stern to get an understanding of what the president’s preferences are.
 
The proposal has stirred debate among spouses and military members.
 
“It’s definitely going to make my job easier,” said Marine 1st Lt. Ryan Miller. “Do you know how many privates get married to strippers? A fuck ton, I’ll just leave it at that. Now that the extra pay is gone, Private Dickhead will think twice about that contract marriage to the first woman walking down Lejeune Boulevard.”
 
Still, several Family Readiness Groups have planned nationwide protests over the proposal.
 
‘”This is the most disgusting idea I have ever heard of,” said Lisa Wilson, FRG director for 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “We will not stand for this sexist oppression. I mean, do you really think I would have married a 5’5” admin soldier if there wasn’t a monetary incentive? Get real! I’m not doing the toughest job in the Army for free!”
 
Organizers have told the Duffel Blog that the protests will include the usual cardboard signs, corny chants, and if all else fails, some smashed Starbucks windows.
 
 


#2 Semo

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

:lol:

#3 MAUI

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

:lol:



#4 omahacolt

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

funny 

 

but it wouldn't surprise me if this actually happened



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

On a serious note, there are tons of housing left unoccupied or falling apart. Here in Colorado Springs, a few year's back, the AF Academy started authorizing non military to rent base housing. Since PCSing has gone down people elect to buy or rent off base versus staying on base.
I always liked housing because I PCSed about about every 3 years.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

funny

but it wouldn't surprise me if this actually happened


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:34 PM

funny 

 

but it wouldn't surprise me if this actually happened

Expect to see the same story in the NYT with a note that "it's been reported by other sources." 


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:20 PM

Expect to see the same story in the NYT with a note that "it's been reported by other sources." 

that would be hilarious



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

On a serious note, there are tons of housing left unoccupied or falling apart. Here in Colorado Springs, a few year's back, the AF Academy started authorizing non military to rent base housing. Since PCSing has gone down people elect to buy or rent off base versus staying on base.
I always liked housing because I PCSed about about every 3 years.

I grew up in military housing and began my family while residing there as well. The best perk in the Army is the free Air Conditioning! One of the biggest adjustments to civilian life was having to pay the electric bill in the summer! I realized that keeping my house at 68 degrees all summer was not a good idea when KCPL sent you a bill and not the post housing authority.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:48 PM

I grew up in military housing and began my family while residing there as well. The best perk in the Army is the free Air Conditioning! One of the biggest adjustments to civilian life was having to pay the electric bill in the summer! I realized that keeping my house at 68 degrees all summer was not a good idea when KCPL sent you a bill and not the post housing authority.

Yep, not having to pay utilities was a blessing. I have always felt that housing should be for the young troops first. You don't see single senior NCOs being forced to live in barracks why should married junior enlisted be forced to live downtown?




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