Comparing rise of mid-grade military wages to civilian middle class

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The late Sen. John McCain once lamented the fact that the average mid-grade military service member earned so little he or she could quality for food stamps. But that was nearly a generation ago. Now the same people make up a big exception to the stagnation in middle class wages. For what’s going on, Navy Cmdr. Brendan Stickles, at the moment a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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