Lower politicians pay and give to the troops
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Lower politicians pay and give to the troops

    1. Samantha Ginandt
    2. Petition by

      Samantha Ginandt

      Jacksonville, NC

Politicians should share in the sacrifices that come with combat. While nothing compares to the loss of a loved one, a substantial reduction in salaries for our elected officials would make them fell the loss, if only on a financial level, the hardships that military families deal with on a daily basis.The men and women of the military work to defend our country and still earn less then the Federal minimum wage. When deployed in combat zones, the military works and is harm's way 24 hours a day and should be compensated for all 24 hours of service. By any measure, most combat troops do not earn the Federal minimum wage, and their families struggle to make do. We can no longer permit the political class to live comfortably and extravagantly during times of war while the families of those who serve live on the brink of poverty.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      The troops are earning their pay and more ...

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    • Samantha Ginandt JACKSONVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      We have 159 signatures! Keep it up guys! Spread the word to everyone you know, even if they don't sign, at least the word will be out there!!

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    • Brittany Higgins CINCINNATI, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      The military men and women are putting their lives at risk every day to fight for their country. These are people with families waiting for them back home who are worried sick. In my opinion besides being the President of the US they hold the most important job. they would give their lives for those who wouldn't give their lives for them. They deserve to earn money for every hour of every day they are putting their lives on the line. they deserve that much and its about time they got it.

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    • Melissa Sanders TEMECULA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      As a wife of a military man, this would be a dream come true, because my husbands pay and no jobs available. We are always very low in our bank account by 3 days after we get paid... what happens if something goes wrong at home? His mom gets sick, grandma dies, someone gets in an accident? We didn't even have a honeymoon, but yet politicians can take trips whenever they want. My husband works for them to keep their families safe and we are getting paid the bare minimum. This has to change.

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    • Brandy Herwig FORT BENNING, GA
      • about 3 years ago

      EVERYONE should sign this!!!!!!!!!

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