It would be a very bad idea to stop funding military pay on many levels so I'm happy that they didn't do it.
But, and there is always a but, even better is to bring home ALL of our military and close every base that isn't on US soil. The founding fathers provided for a military to protect US soil from outside attack not to police the world and spend ourselves into the grave. The US military should be cut by 2/3 and a bigger National Guard created. The problem with having a huge military machine is that some fool will want to use it.
We don't need 12 Aircraft carrier battle groups we need maybe 4, 2 on each coast confined to our own territorial waters.
We need to stop meddling in the business of other countries and let them settle their own affairs. Get out of NATO and the UN as well as the WMF and boot the Federal Reserve, why do we have a private corporation controlling our financial world? One that has NEVER been audited or even allowed our government to see their books.
In 1990 it was mandated that there must be an annual complete audit of the Defense Dept's entire budget; there still has yet to be one. Those honest enough to say it admit that Congress, or any branch for that matter, doesn't have a clue how our money is being spent or even how much.
Some of us are old enough to remember the USSR (the other world superpower) and a few remember that in 1979 their whole house of cards collapsed because of financial misconduct,,, it CAN happen here and it WILL happen here of we don't stop spending money we don't have.
As for Obama care; Obama said in 2008 while running for election that the whole thing would be done with open doors and broadcast on PBS. It was ALL done behind locked doors in complete secret and is so filled with loopholes and BS that it never should have been allowed to pass. There is so much hidden within it that it is toxic even if it delivers what is claimed.