House panel takes pay raises a step further

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  1. GreatAmerican

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    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/military_payplan_070509w/

    I don't think there was parity in 1981. Military personnel received some hefty pay increases during the early Reagan years to make up for the disparity. Reagan was sworn in as President in January 1981 after the disastrous years of the Carter Administration.
     
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    It was parity for us who had been around since the '60s. I think base pay when I was an Ensign was $255 per month.

    GA, please try to keep politicis out of this forum. The costs of Vietnam kept military pay at an abysmal level. From the mid-70s to the mid-80s, all the administrations contributed to parity.
     
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