Saturday, August 1, 2009

PA to CUT National Guard Active-Duty Stipends Because of Budget Impass

Ok I can understand needing to cut cost.. but cutting the pay of our military men and women come on... Are you seriously telling me there is no other areas of the budget to cut.. like real wasteful spending??

Over 500 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard -- many of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan -- are also state employees out a gratuity stipend due to the budget impasse, a spokesman with the state department of Military and Veterans Affairs confirmed Friday.

The stipends, due to members of the National Guard on active duty, are payments of $520 a month on top of the federal salary paid to active military members, said Kevin Cramsey, a spokesman with the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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