Shameful, under the pretense to help the middle class….
Check it out:
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry told reporters on Thursday that any attempts from the Obama administration to “nickel and [dime] our people to death” in the defense budget won’t fly without a fight.
“That’s not fair to [personnel],” Thornberry said, according to Military Times. “It’s also not a good way to have a coherent pay-and-benefits system.”
Lawmakers already had to fight hard late last year for a personnel pay raise in the National Defense Authorization Act. The result was a compromise. Personnel received a 1 percent pay increase, instead of the originally slated 1.8 percent.