Soldiers Struggle To Keep Up With Inflation — Pentagon Doesn’t Help

Soldiers Struggle To Keep Up With Inflation -- Pentagon Doesn't Help

Hungry Soldiers Cry For Help – Biden Insults Them In Worst Way Imaginable

( – Not just everyday Americans are finding it difficult to pay their bills, get gas, and buy food. Even individuals working for America’s military are struggling to take care of themselves and their families. With inflation through the roof, many US service members are discovering getting by on their previous budgets is impossible. The Pentagon hasn’t offered much assistance to help America’s fighting force live in this tough economy.

The Pentagon doesn’t determine when military employees get pay raises. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does. Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston published an article on the US Army’s official website detailing the intricacies of the military’s Financial Readiness Program. He also provided soldiers and other service members with resources and information regarding zero-interest loans or grants, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, personal financial counselors, and the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Grinston explains that SNAP is a program that provides low-income households with money on electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards, which work like debit cards in authorized food retailers to buy eligible food products. The Sgt. Major noted that soldiers and their families may qualify for this type of assistance.

According to the Army a private makes just under $22,000 annually, but as men and women rise through the ranks they may receive larger salaries. American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Mackenzie Eaglen asserted in a Wall Street Journal opinion that America’s military members need more money. The writer noted the “only way” to help troops and military families get the financial support they need is for Congress to approve the appropriation of more funding to offset the Department of Defense’s negligent behavior.

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