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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Comments

  1. Hugh_Pizmehoff

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

    November 11, 2012
  2. beauhignite

    You obviously aren’t an American you moron those guys are out there risking there lives for you and you sit behind a computer screen probably fatter than a SUV and all you can say about them is that football players are more important and that they should suffer at home with bills because ignorant people like you would rather pay people that wouldn’t survive one day out there more money then the men and women who do it everyday then you need to go to a different country cause you aren’t a true American so shove a twinkie in it fatty

    September 26, 2013