Ever since the Obama administration, many people often have heard the term “redistribution of wealth”. What Democrats want out of that is to take money from the rich to give to the poor. In reality, they’re stealing money from people that have worked hard and smart to earn it, give it to programs that help keep the poor poor, and keep the rest for themselves. I, however, have a proposition that will help many more people and without having to steal money from people that have worked hard to earn that money.
What I’m proposing is that we take some money congressmen make and redistribute it to the military to increase the wages of soldiers. Let’s look at some numbers, just to see what they each roughly make in a year.
According to nolabels.org, “The Average Joe of Congress gets paid $174,000 a year.” That number changes, of course, depending on what role a congressman has. The Speaker of the House is paid $223,500 a year, while majority and minority leaders are paid $193,400 a year. It’s very lucrative to have a career in politics, particularly in Congress.
According to work.chron.com, soldiers of varying rank are paid varying wages. That’s to be expected. But according to the website, “Enlisted soldiers in the Army have ranks from E-1 to E-9. In 2014, the initial monthly pay for the lowest rank (E-1), is $1,531.50 a month. Although, E-1s with less than 4 months of experience earn $1,416.30”. These are the newbies. The guys that don’t have much military experience. These ranks aren’t expected to earn much, but let’s look at the numbers per year. 1531.50 x 12 = 18,378. The soldiers in E-1 that have more than 4 moths of experience earn only $18,378 a year. Soldiers with less than 4 months of experience earn $16,995.60 a year.
Again, these are the lowest ranks, so it’s expected that they wouldn’t make as much as higher-ups, but those are just sad-looking numbers. Let’s go back to that website, shall we? It says that “The highest enlisted rank (E-9) earns $4,836.90 a month with over 10 years of experience, rising to $7,509.60 with more than 40 years of experience.” Going back to my calculator now. 4836.90 x 12 = 58,042.80. A solider with 10 years of experience earns only $58,042.80 a year! And 7509.60 x 12 = 90,115.2. A soldier with 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ONLY MAKES JUST NORTH OF $90,000 A YEAR!
These people are all fighting to protect our country from foreign enemies and the most these people can HOPE to make on average is $90,000 a year. Meanwhile, socialists that wish to fundamentally destroy the country make FAR MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT AMOUNT!
But I offer a simple and fair solution. I propose that these congressmen “pay their fair share” and give some of their money to the people who have the GUTS to protect this country. After all, we’re looking for income equality, are we not? We want fairness and equality for all people, right? After all, aren’t congressmen paid with tax payer’s dollars? And for what? To get in the way of Trump and keep this country from being made great again?
They are paid with tax payer dollars. They are basically taking tax payer’s money to be a nuisance. Police and firefighters are paid with tax payer dollars as well, but at least they are being productive. Police help communities stay safe, and firefighters fight blazing infernos in houses and apartment buildings and help rescue people that are trapped in those buildings. Congressmen (at least the ones that don’t support Trump) simply stand in the president’s way. In the American people’s way. And yet, they are paid nearly $200,000 a year to be thorns on patriot’s sides.
Of course, I’m completely aware of the fact that no one in Congress will go for this sort of thing. Whenever any sort of policy affects them, they aren’t very willing to support it. After all, they were all exempt from Obamacare. Why would they be if it was such a great bill? Oh yeah, it’s because it was nothing short of a dumpster fire. Democrat Congressmen would never willingly give their money to military soldiers if it meant that they get paid less.
After all, anyone can be tempted to succumb to greed. Not just Democrats, even Republicans can succumb to greed as well. Anyone who isn’t legitimately close to God can succumb to greed. Because greedy people don’t worship God, they worship money. They do everything in the name of money, and for the gain of money.
Don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying money is evil. I’m saying the worship of money is evil. If you spend your entire life chasing money and put money at the top of your priority (like Warren Buffet), that’s a waste of a life. Remember, you can’t take your money with you to heaven. If you prioritize making money, you’re prioritizing the wrong thing.
Again, making money isn’t bad. But making money your biggest priority is. Because then, you’re putting money ahead of God. THAT is where greed stems.
“’No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money'.”
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