Hmm....while I didn't receive an event (although it should up for my npcs) it appeared that I received a very small portion of facility income in my transaction reports. I'm glad I'm not the only one who received less then they should have.
I understand paying the miners and builders(when they are building) but not the combat npcs and the other types, at least till what they are spawned for can actually be done. Like combat npcs able to do combat and so on.
In times of non war are troops still paid in rl? So why do governments keep them in times of non war? To be prepared. If you're unhappy take it to the suggestion forum, there is already a discussion going on.