We don't hear a great deal about the awful effects of sequestration these days. Somehow the nation has survived such draconian cuts. However the recent budget talks agreed upon by both parties allowed cuts to our military's pensions. Now how can that happen? Also why is it that when the talk of serious cuts comes around it's always Social Security, and military cuts on the table. It's never pay for our politicians or their pensions? For your amuseument here are some of the pay scales. Remember a one term in congress guarantees a pension for life! My thanks to Don in Orange County for this example.