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.