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Originally posted by brimstone735
That's communism. You know, the redistribution of wealth.
Athletes turn a profit. Soldiers don't. Soldiers are bought and sold rather cheaply nowadays. It may not be nice, but it's the truth.
Patriotism is easily exploited.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
I don't mean to bash but Brimstone has the tendancy to make some akward statements. I agree that soldiers should be paid more than athletes. All athletes do is play a game for a living, which is everybodies dream job. Plus it's not like athletes set a good example for our children, all they do is teach kids to focus on sports over school. Soldiers on the other hand are disciplined and heroic, the perfect role model in my opinion.
Originally posted by DirtyWater33
When we have soldiers across the world dying for our country and we have athletes here in the U.S. providing entertainment. Why are the athletes getting paid millions of dollars while our soldiers are actually making a real sacrifice. I believe that this is wrong. Entertainment is important, but losing or winning a game is not a matter of life and death. Soldiers should have priority of salary.