To DJW I don't know what you do for a living but I am currently in the Navy and please tell me why I don't deserve that pay raise Mr. McCain voted against. Every day I look at other jobs that are the same as what I do and they get a helluva lot more than me. Also, do you know what an E-1 in the service makes. Let me tell you it ain't much, can you imagine trying to raise children on about 1500 dollars a month in the state of california. Well our soldiers and sailors do it. Furthermore tell me how that person is going to have a roof over his head. It's not fun but somehow he'll make it no thanks to some senator voting for a raise for himself and against a raise for our military.