Before taxes, I make thirty-eight thousand dollars a year.
My wife is filing for food stamps before the check can clear.
My job is stressful and my family, I never get to see.
When my son was born, I was killing another family.
You see, I made a commitment to kill or be killed.
And for thirteen years, I’ve never left the battlefield.
Soon, my son will be a grown man and what will I tell him?
“To be a man son, see those people over there, kill them!”
“Take my place and get your thirty-eight thousand dollars too
and when your son is born, tell him what I told you!”
…..on and on, it goes…..
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
Cannon fodder! You don’t have a problem with this?
In what world does an annual salary of $174,000 meet the definition of underpaid?
That would be in the nation’s capital, where soon-to-be-retired Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., said Americans should know that their members of Congress — as the board of directors for the “largest economic entity in the world” — are underpaid.
More military families used food stamps to buy milk, cheese, meat and bread at military grocers last year.
Food stamp redemption at military grocers has been rising steadily since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Nearly $104 million worth of food stamps was redeemed at military commissaries in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
Base pay for a new soldier with a spouse and kid is around $20,000, just above the poverty line (No wonder you qualify for food stamps).
You signed up to kill or be killed and some piece of shit congressional ‘representative’ ain’t paid enough but he has no problem voting to send you off to die while he sits back in what should be comfortable retirement, but he feels underpaid. You on the other hand, start out with a wife and child ‘earning’ $20,000 and eligible for food stamps. It is quite apparent that the U.S. military is not too picky in choosing their cannon fodder because quite frankly anyone who would go for this set-up is crazy! For real!!!!