George W Bush has announced a pay increase of just 2.2% for the American military this year, their lowest annual salary increase in eighteen years.
Is that a measure of how good a job he really thinks they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan?
While a captain in the armed forces with four years of service will earn less than $53,000, and a staff sergeant with six years of service a paltry $27,900, members of the House and senators will see their salaries go up from $165,000 to $168,000.
Given the amount of time politicians spend doing their job, and the unholy mess they make of it, those figures don’t seem quite fair, somehow.
Filed under: Unfair world