If you sign up to serve your country by being in the military, thinking you should be paid a living wage. I’m thinking about this because one of my friends is dating a guy who use to be in the military and he feels sort of behind the curve, because he wasn’t really able to save much while he was in the military. Plus, my 19 year old nephew who in currently in the Air Force never seems to have any money. Heck, he sent me an instant message yesterday asking me to call his mother to send money. He couldn’t afford to get his military uniforms from the dry cleaners. Ok, I’ll admit that my nephew is probably not the best money manager, but if you sign up for a job where the possibility of you dying for your country is extremely high, shouldn’t you be paid a living wage? I think so. Heck, instead of giving more tax cuts to the rich, this administration needs to be redirecting that money to the military budget so that the men and women in the armed forces can get a decent wage. The 4% recently approved by Congress is not enough.