Your attack merited no eloquent response. You summed all of my concerns about the raises and benefits with the words "a crock". And with your keen managerial insight, you determined from my posts that I am a "0% person". I suppose you will transfer that same methodology to your employees at review time. God help them if they voice their displeasure over the 2% raises.
And thank you for the information regarding incentive bonuses being available to grade 19 and above. That essentially eliminates 95% of the employees in operations. Clearly the 2% raise will not affect you too severely if you reach your incentive goals. Your facism astounds me. You get the incentives, everyone else gets 2% and had better be happy about it.
Fortunately I believe that most managers aren't like you, and am blessed that mine is your complete opposite. Of course, I'm also guilty of making severe assumptions based on a couple of posts.
Also, my prediction about the benefits cost increases has come true. It looks like we have to pay about 30% more out-of-pocket for health insurance. That should effectively eliminate most people's 2% raises, if they cover families.