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Congressional Research Service Recommends Holding Down Military Pay

by: Matthew Potter
February 9, 2009

Category: Careers, Commentary, Congress, Department of Defense, Events, Federal Budget Process, Services | RSS 2.0

The CRS did a review of the future budget plans for the Pentagon and came to the conclusion they were underfunded. The Federal Times writes that one aspect of this review was a recommendation to reduce future military pay raises. Personnel costs are a large part of the defense budget and the operations over the last seven years have only increased those. The military and Congress have also moved to increase pay and benefits due to the stress military personnel have been under. They recommend reducing future raises and targeting special pay and bonuses. To be honest any attempt that looks like the military were being short changed on pay and benefits would not fly with the Congress, or the American people for that matter.

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