Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:23:41 PM
Andrew, it pains me to see idiots like you stating that the military pay is fine. After thirty years, I'm sure your father was earning a decent wage.
The entry level pay for an E1 is less than $18k/year. The entry level pay for an O1 is about $33k/yr. The average college graduate yearly salary, as of 2009, was $45k. $21k for high school graduates.
These folks are not risking their lives and most of them are not `on the go` 12 or more hours a day, oftentimes much more. Most of them arent asked to go overseas and leave their families and friends behind for months or years at a time. Speaking of being gone for lengths of time, you should look into divorce rates, child support, etc. Additional costs that these soldiers incur while serving our country.
For what they do, the pay is minimal. Please thank your father on my behalf for his years of service. Regrettably he raised an ignorant douchebag for a son.
Monday, August 6, 2012 9:43:52 PM
But are none of our more right-leaning contributors feeling a little cognitive dissonance? Doesn't a business have the right to make a profit? Even a libtard business?
In better days, I could see your point. However, I believe that this country is in a fight for its very existence. The next election will determine whether we remain a capitalistic constitutional republic or become a European-style socialist democracy.
A substantial portion of the money that goes into Hollywood is being used to bring about the latter of these two possible outcomes. Therefore, I have no qualms about depriving them of as much of that money as possible by any means possible.
Monday, August 6, 2012 7:38:04 AM
I don't give a tinker`s damn for the movie industry losing a few bucks, if they did, and to be fair neither apparently do they in this case. And I am not going to begrudge a bunch of squaddies in Afghanistan a few luxuries. So, good for him.
But are none of our more right-leaning contributors feeling a little cognitive dissonance? Doesn`t a business have the right to make a profit? Even a libtard business? No-one is stopping you buying DVD`s and contributing them, round my way there are often `comforts for the troops` points in supermarkets.
Or do only some people have the right to seek the best possible return on their investment and labour? What if the goverment had simply mandated that the industry contribute x amount of discs?
Sunday, August 5, 2012 12:21:00 PM
Very true. The movie industry is drastically overpaid, talk about the 1%. Ironically, they're the same people against the 1%. If they took their own advice and just took a small pay cut, maybe average people could see movies for a reasonable price. It costs $14 dollars to see a movie where I live.