How Can We Be A Society? Essay

1245 Words Mar 29th, 2016 5 Pages
You 're in the jungles of Khe Sahn. Bullets fly around your head, you look around and see your buddy laying next to you in the ditch only he 's not moving. Your mind is racing but one thing keeps popping up in your head, why did you come here. You wake up but you are still in a fight, only this time it 's to keep warm or find a scrap of food in the dumpster. This is how some vets wake up every day in America. How can we as a society be ok with allowing those people who were willing to lay down their lives for us to now live on food stamps? How can we be ok knowing that those same men and women are now struggling to pay rent (Gina)? How much is it worth to you to be able to go home tonight and sleep in your bed, in the comfort of your home knowing that you don’t have to worry about a firefight erupting in the street outside? Is it worth paying the men and women who make that possible a true living wage? Before you answer that question, let’s examine the reasons this is happening and how you can stop this tragedy.

So to even start to show you what 's going on i 'm going to start by showing you what the problem is. The problem is pretty simple, United States soldiers do not get paid enough. The average yearly pay of a US soldier is only around $39,290 which sounds decent enough but the average american citizen is $45,230 and the average american does not lay down his or her life every day either. (“soldier salary (united states) united states home change country don 't see…

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