NFL Pay vs Military Pay

As I was tooling Facebook the other day, I saw an interesting post.  It said that men wearing helmets in the military should be paid more than football players in helmets.  This made me stop and think for a while.  In concept it sounds like a good idea, but it isn't realistic.  Members of the military should definitely be respected more and do a much more honorable job.  However, if their ultimate goal was to make a lot of money, they wouldn't have joined the military.  We simply can't pay them a lot, because there is generally a decent supply of people who want to join the military.  To the contrary, there isn't an endless supply of NFL quality players.  So, without going into a ton of details, they get paid more.  Like a lot of things, this subject has a lot to do with supply and demand.  I don't believe our military gets paid what they should, but I do believe they get paid what we are capable of giving them.

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  1. Hugh_Pizmehoff

    Mercenaries can make a good salary, and they’re more comparable to NFL players, because mercs are “professionals”.

    November 11, 2012