Examine our current means to fund this budget before committing to its legislation. We do not have the means to maintain so large of a military. Until the wealthy and business recognize you avoid paying taxes and reaping profits without paying for the military that protects this country you can't have it both ways. I would agree a pay increase is in order; however sequestration was a step in the direction of fiscal responsibility. It needs to continue until we have reconciled our fiscal responsibility.