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View Poll Results: Are soldiers that take the raise real Patriots?
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42 Football players in Boston taking a knee 4 30.77%
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:21 PM
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Trump concluded his summer vacation with a photo op in front of an Army division, and he could not resist disrespecting our troops right to their faces.

On Monday afternoon, Trump spoke to troops at Fort Drum in advance of a signing ceremony for the 2019 national defense authorization, which includes a 2.6 percent pay raise for the troops.
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“We are proudly giving our troops the biggest pay increase in a decade,” Trump said. “I know you don’t want it because you’re very patriotic. You’ll say, just save the money. We’re going to pay down debt.”
Then Trump awkwardly launched into what perhaps was supposed to be a joke. Except the crowd didn’t seem to find it funny at all.

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“Does anybody not want it? Please raise your hand,” Trump he said. After scanning the crowd, he added, “What’s going on here? Are these real patriots? I don’t know, General. I don’t know.”
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Soldiers at any level don't have a say in what they're paid. There is no negotiation (at least at the individual level).

What the soldiers do once they have that pay in their pocket is an entirely different matter.
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:11 PM
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Has Trump been cashing his official pay check for being President? Or just greasing the wheels by making the government pay for him and his security entourage to stay at his resorts?
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I take it that no one there was armed.
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I take it that no one there was armed.
Military bases are the biggest soft targets in the country because they keep all the weapons locked away in the armory.
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Because of last week's poker game?

(R awaiting an N)
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You know, because, army grunts make a tonne of money, with great benefits.
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trump should show the guys who are willing to give their lives for their country how much of a patriot he is by taking his own life for his country.
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trump should show the guys who are willing to give their lives for their country how much of a patriot he is by taking his own life for his country.
He is willing to run into a school shooting situation without a gun.
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that'll work
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