Too many times I have seen people in this group say that they either have known or have been on some type of government assistance as a military dependent. If you entered the military with a couple of dependents, I can understand that. Especially during the wars when the military was letting everybody with a set of eyeballs in. IIf you enlisted as a single person or just a spouse and decided to pop out kid after kid after kid on Uncle Sam's dime, you're wrong. And the assistance bit is a cop-out and is also bogus. I'm looking at a LES right now. This particular person has 1 year in the military, is an E3, has a wife and a son. His
base pay total EOM pay is $3,165. Granted $1,300 is BAH/BAS. His allotments total $1,823. I am not buying this crap about military members needing to be on welfare because they do not make enough. It's because of poor planning and judgment, that's why they get financial help. Not because the military doesn't pay enough. Use birth control. It's free. Go to a budgeting class. It's also free.