Burgers ‘n Fries
This was sent to me by a buddy who is a decorated Vietnam Veteran of several tours, a former Texas Sheriff and who is one of the more passionate patriots walking our planet these days. I thought this was well stated and addresses something that needs a little more exposure to the light of day:
“Low military pay was not mentioned in The State Of The Union speech. It rarely is. Only increasing the minimum wage is on the front burner. Hamburgers or minimum wage … those seem to be the options for so-called working people these days. For those fast food employees striking to get $15 an hour, let’s do some math. At $15 an hour, Johnny McFry-Boy would get $31,200 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military earns $18,378, while an E5 (Sergeant) with eight years of service makes $35,067 annually.
So you’re telling me, LaTisha McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much or more compensation than those kids deploying for months in hostile environments, getting shot at daily by our country’s enemies and generally putting their collective butt cheeks on the line protecting you 24/7 with ZERO overtime?
Okay, here’s the deal Baconator … you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is just learning how to work, earning enough money for gas and hanging out with his equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life-long profession, you have failed. If you don’t want minimum wage, then don’t have minimum skills. I guess you have to be really smart to understand this because most politicians don’t. They just promise more free stuff, for someone else’s labor, at the cost of someone else’s paycheck. It’s sad, but I think the public is finally waking up to this Ponzi scheme.
If you are able to read this, thank a teacher. If it’s in English, thank a veteran.”
Semper Fi, my friend!