April 07, 2004


Jason Van Steenwyk eloquently fisks the "Market forces ensure that a volunteer army will necessarily be an army of the poor" article in the Progressive.

The plus side of the deployment is that my husband is making more money than we know what to do with. Our grocery bills have shrunk by $200 per month since he's gone, we saved $500 cutting him from insurance, and he's making much more than he did before he left, due to his promotion and deployment benefits. We may miss each other immensely, but we're sure not poor.

Posted by Sarah at April 7, 2004 01:52 PM

Some good stuff. Birdie socked away a pile while in Afghanistan for 9 months. I don't know that he came out ahead on the Iraq tour, though. Too many toys!

Posted by: Mike at April 7, 2004 04:17 PM