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  • They should be paid more than athletes.

    The men and women over seas fighting for our safety and well being should be paid more. Its not that they want millions for there service. They have families and bills to pay just like anyone else. But professional athletes get paid way to much for what they do. Anyone can be trained to do anything what makes athletes more special than anyone else? It gives young children and immature teens unrealistic beliefs they'll go into the NFL, NBA etc....

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  • Yes They should get paid more!

    The people in the military go overseas and risk their lives
    and get paid around 30000 a year when you have people like professional athletes who get payed over 100000 to play. IF there was no military then their would be no sports in the united states. The military is what makes us free enough to be able to go out and play in different areas.

  • They should get paid more,

    Military are out there risking there life's, and protecting "us" so in my case they should get paid way more than athletics/ sports. Athletics and things like that are just for entertainment. On the other hand Military is fighting over seas just for the right to freedom. So my answer is yes, they should get paid more.

  • Soldiers should get paid more

    I think they should get paid a lot more but I don't think that the government can afford it. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

  • Yes they should

    I feel that men or women in the service should get way more money than an athlete because they are fighting for our lives.They have bills and probaby a family to take care of but no body sees that all they care about is basketball players winning the chamionship. Thats not right though it should be an even playing field

  • Yes they need to get paied

    Who ever says they shouldnt get paid have no god danm hearth they but there like on the line to save us from the rest of the world why people running up and down feilds and ice rings get payed 25 aleast million a year why siolders get paied 20-25k a year

  • A man in a helmet protecting our country should be paid more than man in a helmet playing a sport

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  • A man in a helmet protecting our country should be paid more than man in a helmet playing a sport

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  • Umm i dont thnk ya get it

    1) who pays the soldiers to go out and fight? Taxes, so its not even possible to pay them that much
    2) who pays the athletes? The sports franchise that makes the money from the people paying to see them play.

    Bottom line money has to come from somewhere. Its how capitalism works.

    Now from a moral standpoint:
    As a Veteran, i never needed much money, as I get free medical, free rent, freed food, I don't even really need a car. So in reality I got paid a lot more than most of you think because i had no bills.Really throwing money at young soldiers is not a good Idea trust me, we were pretty immature and dumb with the money we had

  • No, definitely not

    Athletes play for money. Soldiers don't. They fight for their nation and its pride and safety. Yes they should get paid more but i said no because i don't think the gov't would be able to afford it. If they did then they can become greedy and lose concentration. Due to that greediness there will be a gigantic increase in the number of people joining the army. Soldiers will fight for money rather their country. I hope i never see that day.

  • Promoting Violence over Sports

    By giving the military a higher pay than athletes we are indirectly giving the message that violence is okay. Morally it is wrong as the athletes of our generation create a good influence on the nations children. If the military force was higher paid the message that violence against violence is okay. In fact I see it as if all military were paid low wages than we would have no armies and through that no wars.

  • Athletes, Military Not Comparable

    Athletes, especially those that are well qualified and paid heft salaries, are uncommon and rare. Athletes spend the majority of their youth training to specialize in one sport that they are suited to and they are brought into huge franchises, that accumulate money from the games themselves, the products they produce and sell, and more. Thus, allowing the few best athletes, to paid large wages. Military personnel, however, are signing up for a career with the government and receive a wonderful benefits package and fair pair, plus other perks. Yet, they are not quite as rare as athletes, so no, I do not believe they should be paid more, because it's two totally different fields of work.

  • Sadly, no. The government just can't afford it.

    While my father, and countless other ancestors have all served in the military, it pains me to say that soldiers should not, no, can not be paid as much as athletes. The only reason I say this is because the government doesn't own the sports teams and companies. The government owns the military, and the government has a lot of things that they have to pay for. I don't think that having all of our few hundred thousand military personnel being paid hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, unfortunately, there is just no way that our military can be paid as much as athletes.

  • Athletes gets paid by Businesses!

    Just as the headline says, athletes are paid by the MLB teams. MLB franchises are companies and they are allowed to pay as much as they want on players. Just let them. Opposing to veterans, they have the choice to go to the military. Our government also doesn't have enough money to pay our military more than athletes. We'd be broke! So dumb argument. Uneducated people create these arguments!

  • Yes they should get paid more.

    Men and women go over seas and risk their lives to keep our country safe and free. They also have many bills to pay and some may have children to take care of. Their wives/husbands can't do everything at home on their own. Sports stars just play sports and get paid millions. Anyone could do what they do if there trained right.

  • Troops should be payed more

    Our troops risk their lives to fight for our country for a small wage. While pro athletes make millions of dollars a year to sit on the sideline. The veterans and active duty officers get little to no recognition, but that comes with the job. Today our society would rather watch a football game than support the military and that is very sad. If you know in your heart and your mind that you made a change then that's all that matters. I think there should be a change.
    The average athlete salary is around 1 million for soccer players, 2 million for football players, 3 million for baseball players and 5 million for basketball players. The athletes play for the entire world to see and without the athletes it wouldn’t affect many people. Without the troops our country would be controlled by Britain and taken over by terrorists. The average troop receives about 99,000 dollars a year and 60% of that being non-cash compensation so in reality they only make about 50,000. That 40,000 in non-cash compensation goes to housing, health discounts and insurance. That is not enough to buy a house, pay of credit or have kids. A wise man once told me “If you love what you do that's all that matters,” and that is true.
    The reason I choose the topic is because joining the Air Force is one of the career path I ponder about every once in awhile. I am not writing this because I want more money if I join in the future.I am writing this because today we don’t have to worry about our house exploding or being in constant lockdown because of our military and I think they deserve an award even if they have a small of a job as a secretary, they still help our nation. The government takes care of its workers but what they give you is the bare minimum and that isn’t always enough to get by on.
    On the flipside all pro athletic organizations are privately owned which means that the owner can choose to pay the athlete how much they want. There are about 1,301,300 active duty U.S. soldiers, and to pay them each 3 million dollars would cost the U.S. over 5 trillion dollars, that is 27% of the U.S.’s debt as of 2016. The more military personnel the government has to pay it makes the U.S. or any other country unable to afford to go to war. Without war the military would be a police group.
    The hero's overseas in a helmet fighting for our country should be paid more than the hometown show off. I am not saying pay them millions of dollars but they will most likely have debt to pay off, families to support and or bills to pay.

  • No they shouldnt

    The football player get their money from the franchise and marines get it from the government and the marines are fight for are freedom not for money so that is y i think that the marines shouldn't get paid that much but neither should the the football players they should just get paid regular like every one else that is just a wate of money they should just be playing for

  • Yes They Should

    I don't believe that every single soldier in the military should have at least 6 digit annual salaries, because all fields of work have separate positions and different intelligence levels, basically what I'm trying to say is that certain positions in the military should get paid higher than their current salary, the reason I say "certain positions" instead of "all" positions is because I'm speaking for all of the hard-working soldiers that work day in and day out and love serving their country, not the high-school dropouts that honestly have no other career options or the people that just care about serving the minimum time to benefit themselves and nothing else, I would like to conclude my opinion by stating that not all military personnel are good, honest, hardworking people, so not all of them should be paid the same just because they wear a uniform.

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