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User avatar #21 - mrgoodbunny (09/23/2012) [-]
It takes little work to get into the military.

You get out of college, with a healthy physique, and you train for a while, then you are shipped out.

I'm not devaluing the soldiers, but the people who run the banks and stuff have worked their whole life to get to where they are now, and they have built up their carrer to the point where they run or is i higher up in a company that provides services to thousands of people. I'm just saying. Its harder to be a intelligent business man who makes millions than a soldier.
#25 to #21 - iibulldog (09/23/2012) [-]
I agree with most of your statement, however. Do bankers or accountants go months without seeing their families? Or get shot at or killed? Not usualy. Im not saying pay soldiers millions each. But they deserve as much or more than these bureaucrats who sit in an office all day
User avatar #24 to #21 - noblexfenrir (09/23/2012) [-]
Absolutely have to agree with you.

Again not devaluing a soldiers worth, but unless you are one of the elite, your skills are a dime a dozen, while useful, most people can develop them. To be the CFO of a multi-billion dollar company, you have to be very very good at what you do, and the skills required for that are incredibly rare.
User avatar #20 - psydoc (09/23/2012) [-]
I will agree that the system allows people to fail, and that could be greatly improved, but the worst part is the public education system. I used to tutor at a college, and it was amazing to see that people could graduate college without math and English skills. That needs to be fixed, but the democrats constantly stand in the way of improving education. They fiercely fight against any accountability for teachers, and against school choice. They pretend to be for the poor, but screw the poor over in the most important area for their future success because they are beholden to the teachers' unions.

As far as your take on Romney being for the 1%, that's just opinion and a silly opinion at that.
User avatar #16 - domitius (09/23/2012) [-]
they could get paid more if people didn't kick up **** when taxes are raised
#15 - comradewinter ONLINE (09/23/2012) [-]
When I was in the Army we spent most of those hours sitting still in a vehicle or in camp. Even if we were on hours, we only spent a few ones in actual battle.
User avatar #13 - swordguyoxd (09/23/2012) [-]
salary isnt based on working hours alone. The person that told you that probably mentioned it in his reasoning of why they make so much, but it's not the sole reason, so the "therefore..." is all invalid.
#12 - anonymous (09/23/2012) [-]
The fact is that this person signed up for the military. The person who is making the millions of dollars worked hard in high school went to college for business and created a company. Then we all complain because we were all **** heads in school and dont make a fraction of what he makes.
User avatar #40 to #12 - durrsevenbob (09/23/2012) [-]
There are quite a few branches of the military that you need to have good academic records to get into. Js.
#23 to #12 - ribskeez (09/23/2012) [-]
Also, studying hard in high school is NOTHING compared to putting your life on the lin almost 24 hours a day when you aren't at base, for several years.
User avatar #120 to #23 - ilovehitler (09/24/2012) [-]
Simple as the cause and effect. In many cases, the person joining the military is not doing it because he/she wants to. The people who actually want to join the military, who want to serve their country the best they can, they deserve respect.
Not some idiot who couldn't be bothered to study in highschool, and used the military as a backup plan.
#22 to #12 - ribskeez (09/23/2012) [-]
Being on wall street does not mean in ANY way you built your own company...
User avatar #11 - lucidria (09/23/2012) [-]
About tree fiddy.
#10 - anonymous (09/23/2012) [-]
Well he is worth about $400,000 dollars according to the government.
User avatar #9 - boeka (09/23/2012) [-]
This guy is an actor, he gets payment by the hours: most of the time 8 hours a day.
User avatar #98 to #9 - danihollywood (09/24/2012) [-]
actors work much more than 8 hours a day
User avatar #173 to #98 - lolzersauce (09/24/2012) [-]
Or much less. Point is, varying schedule.
#7 - anonymous (09/23/2012) [-]
Am I the only one who's noticed that's a scene from Black Hawk Down?
User avatar #6 - SmilingJackSmyth (09/23/2012) [-]
A bullet.
#5 - anonymous (09/23/2012) [-]
Are you guys ******* serious.

Welcome to the real world.
It's never about who actually deserves it. And it's not only in America but in the whole world.

Not every businessman is successful but your average businessman is a lot smarter than an army brute.

They know what they are in for. They know how much it pays. STFU
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User avatar #8 to #5 - anonrandom (09/23/2012) [-]
That may be part of the joke
User avatar #2 - konradkurze (09/23/2012) [-]
sad how the fat lazy white collar guys get all the money and the men who truly work for a living get paid chicken feed
#1 - yukithekid (09/23/2012) [-]
OORAH! I've worked longer shifts on "special projects" and I haven't seen an eighth of the money those W.St.B. panzies make. These guys put their lives on the line for them and make even less. What the heck?
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#4 to #3 - yukithekid (09/23/2012) [-]
That about sums it. Then they forget about out nations motto.. The same one written in bronze resting at the feet of our Lady Liberty. (Well most people have) The worst part is that there are guys like Romney who says he knows what it's like... Um... Yeah living in a nice house never having to actually work tell me how hard your life was. I wish that there were enough people who still care enough to save our country. Too bad kids these days are concerned with swag and not in education. They grow up to be the same people who vote the jokers in who allow this corrupt system. Then complain instead of doing something. Welcome to America...
User avatar #14 to #4 - psydoc (09/23/2012) [-]
"never having to actually work"

The guy worked himself up from being a management consultant to being Vice President. Then he started another company. You really think he did no work and his company just magically became successful?

Also, you show no respect for Romney's line of work, then you complain about how kids aren't getting enough education. So if someone doesn't get an education then dig ditches for 16 hours a day they're not doing "actual work"?
#18 to #14 - yukithekid (09/23/2012) [-]
Romney didn't earn anything he used his father to get ahead... Common knowledge and most used line against him. Truth hurts.

Romney knows nothing about the school systems or about the common man. He is too deluded and spits out lines that only hurt his chances. At the moment he is down 12% in comparison to Obama (I don't like him either, but I prefer him)

Your last argument is invalid and has nothing to do with my point. Here in America we get about 13 years of education before being sent off on our way. Although very inadequate it is still better then nothing. There are two types of education one set up for those with money (Romney) and those without (the 99%) If you don't believe what i'm about to say then you should research this for yourself. The system is set up to let people fail. They will always need trench diggers and fast food chefs. It's why people are unhappy. However I will add that sometimes people do it to themselves.

TL:DR; Romney is just in it for the 1% Even his website if you read it carefully says it as plain as the day. All you have to do is read and look at the way he tries to hide his message in his wording.
User avatar #19 to #18 - psydoc (09/23/2012) [-]
Okay, some of this stuff is really ignorant, which probably isn't your fault because you probably don't have enough life experiences to know better.

First, Romney could have tried to leverage his fathers career and gone into the auto industry, but he chose not to and went in his own direction. Romney went to school, graduated as valedictorian, then went to Harvard, where he earned a joint MBA/JD (that's an advanced degree in both business and law). He graduated at the top of his class in both schools, becoming a Baker scholar. After school, he joined a management consultant firm in Boston, nowhere near Michigan. Then he joined another management consultant firm, Bain & Company, that takes a real hands on approach. He worked himself up to Vice President, then was asked to start a private equity company. While CEO of Bain Capital he basically invented a new way of doing business. He leveraged the management expertise they already had to start buying struggling companies which they would turn around. That's how he made his millions - basically inventing a new type of business.

The inheritance he received from his father he donated to create an entrepreneur center in his father's name.

Also, he's not down by 12% - that's way off. In the two most serious polls, the two that poll daily, he's down by 2% and even. In the RCP poll average he's down by 3.7%. Plus in most of those polls they oversample democrats (sometimes by a large margin).

The truth is in America you can go to whatever school you want to as long as you do well enough to get in. Anyone can take out loans and get grants to cover their tuition. Honestly though, there's not as much difference between the schools as far as education is concerned as people like to believe.
#29 to #19 - yukithekid (09/23/2012) [-]
Someone is a proud republican. Too bad your information is not valid at all. That's just sounds like something you'd hear off fox. Go ahead thumb me down for accurate information. Like it would change the facts. I know the background of Romney and that's the main reason I don't like him.

Do as you will arguing with someone on the internet even when the facts are out there is like arguing with a donkey. You may win... but you still look silly.
User avatar #31 to #29 - psydoc (09/23/2012) [-]
You have no information you only have opinion. I'm not sure you know what the word information means. Or the words valid, accurate, or facts.

Also I'm not the one thumbing you down.
#34 to #31 - yukithekid (09/23/2012) [-]
I wasn't referring to you on the thumbs.

My sources are, wiki, Mitt Romney's Website, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, press conferences that i've sat through, and a bit of google work. Where do you get your information? Fox?
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