They- and usually their family members- have health benefits, life insurance, and education assistance superior to most of the general public. Additionally, they possess the honor of often being told "thank you for your service."
All such benefits, most if not all justified, come with a price. Members of the military voluntarily subject themselves to a highly regimented lifestyle and chain of command that extends upward to the Secretary of Defense. He is in turn an appointee, and at-will employee, of the President of the USA, commander-in-chief of the armed forces when they are called into service of the nation.
And so a sarcastic Chris Hayes gets it exactly right:
Yes there is nothing more outrageous, more anathema to freedom and out traditions than for members of the military to be given commands. What have we come to? https://t.co/8SnibaCQsr— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 10, 2021
Yes there is nothing more outrageous, more anathema to freedom and out traditions than for members of the military to be given commands. What have we come to
This fellow refers to President Biden as "this idiot who's in office." This "idiot" is proposing a budget with a 2.7% pay raise for active military personnel, for whom this critic professes support
There is an old saying that there are only two sure things in life, death and taxes. But there is at least four- an increase in the military budget and people with a dangerous notion of freedom..