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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 14, 1983, Tokyo, Japan By to id 34 1 12 1 Al 20 22 b 38 3 3 be Fly ii u Pacific stars and 5mla Joseph Burlas h r 38th 13 an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and author Ted personnel with the Pacific command january 1983 175 surcharge unified for commissaries Page 3 now Leader faces murder charge Exso Viet president Podgorny dead at 79 Page 4 Page 5 Federal salary freeze Likely would affect military compiled from wire services Washington president Ron Ald Reagan is expected to ask Congress in his fiscal 1984 budget for a freeze in military and civilian according to government the pay for the fiscal year beginning this would affect two million civilian government workers and million members of the armed according to the the Federal workforce received a 4 percent across Leboard wage increase last forgoing a similar wage increase in 1984 would save the government about a saving the Reagan administration to help narrow Down the record budget deficits it defense Secretary Caspar Wein Berger said the new policy will account for a Large part of billion in actual defense savings announced tuesday with a recommended Cut of billion in proposed he emphasized the savings will not affect the actual ability of the United states to regain its deterrent asked Why he had chosen to target employee paychecks for the spend ing Weinberger said about billion in defense cuts come from drops in fuel and other commodity prices and a new policy on All government employees to be announced this week or there will be government wide policy with respect to government including the and when that is formally announced it will result in additional reduce Weinberger Weinberger said Reagan will announce the new government wide personnel compensation policy later this week or next week and that he could not give further the proposed 1984 budget reportedly called for a percent hike in pay for 2 million civilian government workers and million members of the armed see Page 6 Al vol Impact eyed Washington a a govern ment decision to withhold military pay increases next year raises the possibility the armed services May have trouble keeping their ranks filled with High Quality defense officials acknowledged they Are concerned about this and said they will watch enlistment and reenlistment trends in the months if they the Reagan administration could reverse course and ask Congress for Money for pay boosts for the million men and women in if the freeze 1984 will be the first year since 1962 for military personnel to be denied a the military pay freeze is part of a projected government wide lid on including those of civilian Federal workers As according to administration who asked to remain the freeze was disclosed tues Day after defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said he was recommend ing an billion Cut in proposed military budget authority for fiscal under Weinberger refused to elaborate on the extent of the personnel Cost but he i would certainly Hope that whatever sacrifices we Are called upon to make in View of the economic realities would not adversely affect either military capabilities or the freeze goes against the Grain of Weinberger past assertions that the Al Volunteer Force has become a Success Over the last two years largely because of major pay which he said attracted better recruits and kept Veteran servicemen on the administrations decision to eliminate any pay increases next year must be considered a defeat for based on what his close associates have said recently about the behind Hestenes Tugo War Over the fiscal 1984 spending major tax overhaul is on horizon Washington a president Reagan plans to propose this month a Lon term overhaul of the Federal income tax system that include lowering tax rates in Exchange for narrowing current according to administration the which one official described As a major tax is to be disclosed on 25 in the presidents state of the Union address to according to the the thrust of the revisions is similar to what has become known As the flatmate tax under which personal income tax rates Are lowered but the amount of income subject to taxation is increased because of a narrowing or elimination of tax the which Are allowed for such items As state and local Home mortgage and other interest business charitable contributions and a variety of Are subtracted from the income subject to Federal the sources said Reagan finds the flatmate approach appealing because it would simplify the Pacific taking a break from see Page 6 lost in thought a cyclist enjoys the warm Sunshine As he natures in the mid80s have brought Many Back sits on rocks at will Rogers Beach state to the beaches Over the past few causing Pacific taking a break from most lifeguard stations to Call in Par time his ride along the summer like temper a

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