I just read that President Obama is proposing a 2.9 percent pay raise for the Department of Defense in 2010. While I appreciate the sentiment, I ask President Obama and all members of Congress to join me in refusing a pay raise in 2010 and 2011 if necessary, until our economy has turned around.
The only way we will get though this tough time is to pull together and turn this thing around. America has faced problems before. Our perseverance and can-do attitude is the key to getting America back on track.
Major, U.S. Army