Complaints against Military Recruiters

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  1. Adam's Apple
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    What do you think of the charges being lobbied by the libs against military recruiters that they are trying to lure young people into joining the service by offering them college educations? Can someone explain to me what is possibly wrong with that? Enticements of some kind are offered for everything you do in life, and nothing is offered without some kind of cost attached. My father’s upward mobility, and probably all soldiers who served in WWII, came only as a result of the GI Bill, which helped them get a college education or vocational school training so they could enter the skilled trades. Definitely improved their lives and that of their progeny, so it seems to me this was a good deal for giving a few years of their lives to the military.
    Who could possibly find fault with that?
     
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    Blacks and other minorities had to fight for the right to even join the military, now according to them the minorities are being 'exploited' by the Man. They say our troops aren't getting enough benefits yet turn around and complain about them getting paid to go to college. I guess they'd rather see tax money pay for college for some jobless slackers than the people who serve this country. They are full of shit, and they want to see the military fail.
     
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    I think some of the concern is the focus of military recruiters, where they look for enlistees and the like, and where they concentrate their recruiting efforts. I think some people see military recruiters at an inner city school multiple times a year, and then hear that many schools in the suburbs sometimes only get 1 visit a year, if that, and they see that as fishy. The mistake they make is assuming that it's racial; I think they're confused, as it's more of a socioeconomic things vs. a race thing.

    I don't have any problem with offering education in exchange for military service.
     
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    I joined for educational and patriotic reasons.
    Only thing I will say about it is,
    the more the military offers, the more people they get.
    The old timers don't like this, I should know.
    I had higher NCOs call me a shitbag because I didn't want to
    stay in for 20 years, instead I wanted to use my college money.
    The military needs to learn to adapt to this attitude if they continue
    to offer so much to average Joe. It will be a tough transition.
     
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    actually, there was a thread on here not long ago showing that most of the recruits come from the middle class and not the lower income sector as some people would have us believe.

    I dont know what the big deal is as many companies offer tuition reimbursement as a benefit so why shouldn't the military?
     
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    Well, the fact remains, I think, that the military doesn't waste much time recruiting at the upper-class schools. It's still a socioeconomic issue before it's a racial one. Be it upper vs middle and lower, or upper and middle vs. lower.
     
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    Here's something pretty recent:

    http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/cda05-08.cfm

     
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    I think that all depends on the population and their quota,
    Recruiters take the most willing, rich or not.
     
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    They offer stock options to anybody who works at my job for more than a year. Is that exploitation?
     
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    Terrible exploitation! Giving you an option to buy something?!! What terrible people!

    :D
     

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