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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I just don't understand

So as I was looking at the yahoo news today I came across an interesting article. Apparently Mr. A-Rod or whoever he is that plays for my husband's favorite team, the Yankees makes 28 million a year according to this article.

It really makes me sad. Why you ask?

Because my father and my husband don't have jobs where they hit white balls with sticks. They are in the United States Army and what are their annual salaries? Well, my husband has been in for 10 years and is a SGT. He makes a little over $2500 a month which is $30,000 a year. Thats an eh, so-so salary but think about this:

A-Rod who plays for the Yankees:
chases a white ball with his mitt
hits a white ball with a stick

My husband and father who are in the military:
Leaves for months to God knows where to put their life on the line
leaves families with less to no communication
puts their lives on the line for our butts

So you tell me who should DESERVE the 28 million dollar salary?


Kel said...

I didn't know they were that underpaid. Wow. Thanks for opening my eyes. I think they deserve the millions in salary. It's probably because everything government related is so expensive, that they don't have enough to take care of the troops, which shouldn't be that way.

TroubleX2 said...

I think there is something wrong with the whole picture. Our troops are so undervalued. My dad was in Viet Nam, and he refuses to even go to a veteran's hospital. He says the care received there stinks.

Dette | Dance of Motherhood said...


I have the utmost respect for all those serving in the military - and with 3 boys, I couldn't be more scared/proud if either one of them decided to join.

We pay millions to ball players and actors, and skimp out on the people fighting for our country and the teachers leading our children in school. Just to name a few.

We're lucky Americans to have your father and husband out there watching out for us!

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