as many of you have both noted and lamented, I’ve clearly taken a short break from blogging. the reason being that I’ve decided to pick a fight against the forces of evil in the form several mortgage companies, debt collectors – oh, and seven hedge funds, Facebook and certain people that I feel don’t have our country’s best interest at heart, or in-mind.
I recently learned that several families with members serving overseas are under attack by mortgage companies and debt collectors. and, there are clearly dark matters and thinking to go with them that require “light.
but, I’ve also caught wind of emerging thinking that looks like it starts at the Pentagon, but in truth, has its foundation in the White House.
the question has evidently popped up: Are military pensions too ‘generous’?
and, of course the answer is: what the hell! this is ludicrous.
the party-line is that this upset was sparked by a non-binding recommendation from the Defense Business Board, the Pentagon’s private sector advisory panel. a July 21 draft report that could be finalized this month recommended pensions be scrapped and replaced with a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan.
NOTE: the board members are apparently from big businesses – experts, the Pentagon says, in executive management, corporate governance, audit and finance, human resources, economics, technology and health care.
but, I can tell you that most of these members are
and, you need to remember that there is parallel talk about the government taking control of 401(k) and other pension funds.
it’s a side-note, but relevant, still… will Congress accept a similar measure for themselves?
can we at least argue that our soldiers earn their pay, unlike members of Congress?
more later. I am a Prudent and Optimistic Gentleman. and, I am not happy. neither should you be. so, we need to be prepared to make a stand.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork