Inflation is crushing everyone in this country, including our troops.
These individuals are already underpaid, so the rise in prices has been particularly difficult for them.
What is the Army's solution?
Start collecting food stamps!
Sergeant Major Michael Grinston, on ideas as to how troops can deal with inflation, stated, "With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder to get by on the budgets they've set and used before.
"Soldiers of all ranks can seek guidance, assistance, and advice through the Army's Financial Readiness Program."
The program to which he referred recommends that soldiers apply to SNAP for help.
Imagine putting your life on the line for the country and being told you now qualify for food stamps.
Republicans were livid.
Rep. Hill (R-AR) stated, "Let's think about that. Now, the Biden administration has not gotten the national defense authorization bill through the Senate yet.
"Something where we voted for a pay increase and for benefit increases for our men and women in uniform — we need to take care of them first and foremost.
"Now what hypocrisy to turn around and say that we're going to what, I've read to be, $560 billion of student loan debt next fiscal year, ballooning the deficit. So, it's typical of the Biden administration's mismanagement on both sides of the ledger and making a bad decision, an immoral decision to forgive student loan debt — a problem created by President Obama, I might add as a footnote — and, in turn, suggesting our men and women in uniform go on food stamps because they're not adequately being taken care of by the Army. It's wrong on both counts."
He was far from alone, as this was a very popular subject for Republicans on Monday.
We give people who took out loans and do not want to pay them back $10,000 in loan forgiveness, but we cannot get higher wages for our troops approved?
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Source: Fox News