Obama Backs One Percent Military Pay Raise

In my opinion this is not enough.

President Obama sent a message to the House and Senate Friday recommending a one percent raise for the uniformed and federal civilian workers next year.

In a letter the House and Senate, Obama said that a pay raise of 1.0 percent was “consistent with my Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and it will not materially affect the federal Government’s ability to attract and retain well-qualified members for the uniformed services.”
Obama said he wanted the 1.0 percent increase to take place starting Jan. 1, 2015. The pay raise offer was the same as the one Obama made last year.

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