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autogestion Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and the soldier certainly doesn t see that much money a year
instead the money is spent to put him in situations where he can die for our boards of directors

the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag
gen smedley butler
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No, of course soldiers don't get paid a mil a year. That's an thoughtful estimate of what it costs to keep an American soldier deployed for one year in Afghanistan.

General Smedley Darlington Butler was no doubt one of the greatest ever produced by the United States Marine Corps.
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Dorsaispirit Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the military has been trying to make cuts, yet the people that control the purse strings, Congress, won't let them.

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Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used to cost something like 4 people per soldier to keep them in the field supplied and fed, but that was medieval times. Inflation and technology have increased that figure exponentially. Even if it were only the money, it takes 125 people, by your figures to keep that man supplied, in the field and fed. That's not counting the support staff and non-coms deployed with them.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's interesting. Thank you!
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Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs. I like useless bits of trivia like that
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Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
by the way, that's only if all $8000 were to go to the military, I only did that to make an easy figure. Not living in america, I don't know how much of your taxes actually go to military.
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Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And as for anti-war songs, try War Pigs by Ozzy Osbourne. That was actually an excellent piece of anti-war propaganda. Iron Maiden has some pearls too, if you think of, say, For The Greater Good Of God, The Legacy, and The Longest Day.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
What else is new?
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ctdsnark Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Gawd,y'awl!!What is it GOOD for?Absolutely NUTHIN'!!!
(say it again!)
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Best anti-war song evah!
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Writer
it gets right to the point doesn't it?
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MechaTails7218 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Most of the money isn't even in soldier's wages and benefits. It's all the fancy war toys like drones, battleships, tanks, ect. Soldiers are just tools for the warmongers.
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Chargrin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad part is they "use" $1mil per soldier but the average military member h=gets paid roughly $1500-$2000 a month. I was an E3 when I was hurt and only made $1200 a month and as a veteran I only get 1/4th of that per month.
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z-t-l-fire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Gear, food, housing, medical care, transport, toiletries and entertainment are apart of that equation. The US military is the largest socialist entity in America, you get paid little but your benefits beat the civis in many instances - even day care. It may pay the active E's little but they do live better lives, the O's on the other hand... I've heard of really obnoxious pay and living life styles for O's.
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Limnoria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Unless my eyes have really gone to shit, when you view the smaller version of the picture, the right edge of the poster sort of.... twitches.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sounds like good shit, bro. Hook a brother up?
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Limnoria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I ran out of everything yesterday, sorry. :D
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blarghl... @_@;
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dare I ask where the other $7,000 goes?
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