This year our military recieved the smallest pay raise since the Vietnam war. How can we justify civilians working in combat zones making two to three times what a member of our Armed Forces makes. Our sons and daughters serve in some of the most austier conditions on the planet, further more their lives are in direct threat each and every day. It is unjustifiable that almost half of our Soldiers qualify for Welfare and other Government assistance. We as a Nation should demand that we pay our bravest what they deserve, no one wearing a American uniform should ever have to use Government aid to feed thier family.