Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
Who's Online Now
82 registered members (ando, Agent88, Anita Potter, bkw58, 21 invisible), 1,201 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#752309 - 11/11/03 12:07 PM "An Act of Betrayal"....  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,654
Phlebas Offline
Phlebas  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,654
New York City
...is the title to an article in last week's Army Times. It looks like the rank and file in the military is not as smitten with GWB as he might have us believe.

Since it's Veteran's Day, it's important to remember that it is the regular soldier who is defending our country.

Where is the logic in our government cutting benefits to soldiers and their families at a time when we need them most?

Some of the article is below, and the entire article can be found in the link attached.


"An act of ‘betrayal’
In the midst of war, key family benefits face cuts

By Karen Jowers
Times staff writer

Commissaries and the Defense Department’s stateside schools are in the crosshairs of Pentagon budget cutters, and military advocates, families and even base commanders are up in arms.
Defense officials notified the services in mid-October that they intend to close 19 commissaries and may close 19 more, mostly in remote areas.

At the same time, the Pentagon is finishing a study to determine whether to close or transfer control of the 58 schools it operates on 14 military installations in the continental United States.

The two initiatives are the latest in a string of actions by the Bush administration to cut or hold down growth in pay and benefits, including basic pay, combat pay, health-care benefits and the death gratuity paid to survivors of troops who die on active duty.

The roots of all these efforts reach back to the highest levels of the Defense Department."


http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=0-ARMYPAPER-2335705.php

Piano & Music Accessories
#752310 - 11/11/03 12:48 PM Re: "An Act of Betrayal"....  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,041
John Andrew Offline
3000 Post Club Member
John Andrew  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 3,041
Southern California
Well, when you have given trillions in tax cuts to the wealthy and billions in contracts to Halliburton and tens of billions to make sure the Iraqi's all have new schools and full medical care, new cel phones, trash trucks and a zip code system, and you pay to build new buildings for the ones you've blown up, there just is not a lot left to go around.

Especially after you have sat by and watched millions of jobs -- and the taxes that would come from those jobs -- eliminated on your watch.

This reminds me of the article we had nere a couple of weeks ago about the reservists saying they are not getting medical care for what happened to them in Iraq.

Same old, same old from this Administration, it seems to me.


You can be disappointed, but you cannot walk away. This fight has just begun. Senator John Edwards
#752311 - 11/11/03 01:04 PM Re: "An Act of Betrayal"....  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 701
jkeene Offline
500 Post Club Member
jkeene  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 701
Central Florida
John,

Do you want to whine about the situation, and recite a list of phony reasons for it, or do something?

Probably the most effective thing would be to bring the issue to the attention of a member of the House Armed Services Committee. The list of members is here .

For the Senate, the committee members are in this list .

I don't see any California senators there, but I'll be letting Sen. Nelson of Florida know what I think of this.

And overall, to the original article that Phlebas cited, I think some bean counters have lost sight of what a force multiplier is.

Jeff


Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
4Front TruePianos - 40% off
by Max_Forte. 12/15/17 06:19 PM
Taubman technique - any thoughts?
by BobTB. 12/15/17 05:34 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,290
Posts2,679,512
Members89,273
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0