Do you think it's right that Managers earn more than staff nurses?
That's the basic argument - and you can apply that to any profession.
Do you think it's right that Sergeants make more than Corporals? Or Majors make more than Captains? Or Generals make more than Brigadiers?
See, this is a hard argument to make.
Are we calling for a "Each from his own ability and to each, his own need" type of argument?
If we were talking conscription - I could probably see a point.
But nobody is forcing anyone to serve.
And don't get me wrong - I'm not "weighing" one life against another. That's not the issue here.
Besides - a grunt's life is always cheap to the bean counters
Trust me, the US armed forces are the best paid in the whole world - but this issue is endemic to armed services the world over. You'll never see the guy/girl at the sharp end of the lance make as much money as you think his/her life is worth. I made a pitance as a sergeant in the Reserves - barely covered even a weeks expenses.
That's the reason people in general prefer civillian service over military because the pay and benefits weighed against cost and risk are usually better. Civillians will almost always make better money than their military counterparts.
This is our capitalist society. And as the irrascible Winston Churchill once put it "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery".
What I DO think as an "issue" that deserves attention is the fleecing of government coffers by dishonest dorporations. Now please realise, I am of the general opinion that the only function of Governemnt is to protect the rights of individual citizens.
As some of you might know by now, I don't like Government. Not just Republican Government. Or Democrat Government. Government itself.
But stuff like Custer Battles LLC being let off on a technicality
really really really really really frustrates me.