I watch a report on a military trillion dollars expense for a jet plane that even Senator John McCain stated was a disgusting waste of money, ineffective piece of equipment. With that in mind, members of Congress are denying American employees a 2.6% pay raise when some companies made a profit by selling our nation a poor product. We have a poor health care system, there are those that do not value the dedication of government employees, and those who would take away our social security and Medicare to dump more money into our military. I believe in protecting our nation but what have we left when you take away our quality of life. Just what are we protecting, opportunity for the rich to get richer or an equal playing ground?