Yes, Soviet type of communism
Yes, community type of communism
Yes, religious type of communism
Yes, other type of communism
No, not possible
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
2. they do get less pay. the same as most people who do not have college degrees get payed less that people who do.
3. they are not devalued in our military by anyone who is not a complete idiot.
4. should they be payed more? think about it: a single E1 fresh out of basic training is payed $1,516.20/month plus is provided free room and board and free medical/dental coverage and has (unless they are a retard) learned a skill. sure, if you figure in the hours worked, the actual "salary" is just above minimum wage BUT all their expenses are paid so their salary is basically free spending money.
5. I was perfectly content being enlisted. At the time, the Guard was extremely short on officers. my battalion had 31 officer slots and only 14 officers to fill them. We had E7s serving as platoon leaders and 2LTs serving as company COs. They knew I already had a college degree and our BN CO and CSM called me into the office and handed me a stack of paperwork and said "fill these out", we are putting you in for a direct commission. Two months later I go before the commissioning board. walk in a SSG...walk out a 2LT and became the Commander of the HHC.
Last edited by OscarB63; 08-08-13 at 07:46 AM.
Seems a silly poll to me as communism is already here