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Military 16 57.14%
Police Officer's 5 17.86%
neither, they should both work for free. 0 0%
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post #1 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Police Officer's vs Military

Sitting here watching the news, they are debating whether to increase Savannah GA police officer's starting salary from $31,000 to $36,000. Had me thinking who should get paid more, military or police officer's?

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I need more money. I cant afford a damn thing and I deal with so many retards its ridiculous haha

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Should be similar I would think. Both in charge of public safety right? I'm not standing firm on my POV.




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All depends on what they do.
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I say the military, but the coppers shouldnt be far behind even tho I use to be a reason they had something to do
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I'm Biased so military and at least most cops go home to there family every night and i agree they face danger every day and soldiers face danger only when deployed really. even though we are always targets especially overseas the majority of the time I have friends that have been deployed 3 times in three years in Germany when i was there you do the math and now we will have 15 months deployments the cost of living for most of the posts we are at takes our whole check not counting daycare and other expenses including military related they give us a 100 and take back 99 as the cadence goes is so true i know several soldiers on assistance not saying one over the other saying both deserve more money decrease the congress and senators pay and your real worforce including blue collar jobs keeping the country running not these people who get paid to guess whats best for us
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Yeah not too many jobs you gotta say bye to your family and I HOPE I see you again in 15 months

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I'm Biased so military and at least most cops go home to there family every night and i agree they face danger every day and soldiers face danger only when deployed really. even though we are always targets especially overseas the majority of the time I have friends that have been deployed 3 times in three years in Germany when i was there you do the math and now we will have 15 months deployments the cost of living for most of the posts we are at takes our whole check not counting daycare and other expenses including military related they give us a 100 and take back 99 as the cadence goes is so true i know several soldiers on assistance not saying one over the other saying both deserve more money decrease the congress and senators pay and your real worforce including blue collar jobs keeping the country running not these people who get paid to guess whats best for us
here here politicians n the like are all way over paid as is not to mention the cry they cant live off what they make?? Excuse me let me have your $190k+ pay check n they can have mine n then they might know how it is to not be able to live off something. Most politicians dont have a clue what real work is much less how it is to have to do without. But they are the first ones that will stick to the people. Sad thing is, it wont change, Was setupso the rich stay in power n get richer, and the working class stay just that the working class.
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Kind of an unfair question. Are we talking pay for risk? I would say Detroit,Washington DC and Newark cops should be paid the most then. Followed closely by deployed troops.
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post #11 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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They both work hard and do their jobs. I know cops get a ton of flack. But theres more out than then just patrol cops too. Both are life risking jobs. Quit paying celebrities 50 million bucks a movie and pay the people who make a difference for our country(cops and military)!
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post #12 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 06:38 AM
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It should be equal pay. All governmet jobs should pay the same including politicians.
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Most overpaid? CEO's of major corporations. Salary, stock options, golden parachute severance packages, tons of perks, just for bankrupting their own business and lying to stockholders....Nice work if you can get it, apply now at Enron!
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I think the Military. 5-0 get alot of breaks in there communitys a-lot of discounts on whatever they buy sometime even free.
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I think it we (military active, I am a reservist) should get paid enough that when they are junior troops/sailors they shpould be able to make enough to support thier families with out having to go on foodstamps or wic and at times even qualify for section 8. once you reach about E-5 you are doing pretty good. as far as police I know alot who make good money. but starting out at 35K is ok but could be higher. Just my 1/2 a penny thought.
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I think it we (military active, I am a reservist) should get paid enough that when they are junior troops/sailors they shpould be able to make enough to support thier families with out having to go on foodstamps or wic and at times even qualify for section 8. once you reach about E-5 you are doing pretty good. as far as police I know alot who make good money. but starting out at 35K is ok but could be higher. Just my 1/2 a penny thought.
If you go in the military at 18, you should be an E-5 by the time you are 22 easily. You have no business getting married until after that anyway, so I dont feel sorry for the dumbass E-3's that have to struggle to support a family of 4. You're not going to make it in the civilian world at that age either so the government shouldnt have to pay more because you're a dumbass. Guys with little or no education right out od HS make what $20K/year. If thats not enough to support a family, I have news for you idiot, dont make one. I was in the Navy for 4 yeas and I saw it all the time. Im glad I was smart enough to wait until I got out and finished school before I decided to start a family.
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Sorry I can't feel your way becaue some young people do make mistakes and they have a child. does that make them an idiot. no. they just made amistake. I would rather they try to reamin a family then go thier seprate ways and rasie another single parent family that seems to be all the rage. I honeslty didn't know to many juniors with more than two kids. And further more most kids at 18-21 are still living at home sponging off mom and daddys teet. these people are not. They are not! they are livng thier own independent lives. Hell looka tall the welfare cases out there. They are getting welfare because they are to lazy to get a job but we pay millions to these worthless people every day! I am not saying there are people who don't deserve help but they are the ones looking for jobs not just taking advantage of the system to get more money for kids they don"t give a about. Oh well. I can see your point but don't put down people who make a mistake or heaven forbid are actually in love and wanted to start a family.
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I think that both should get paid more than they currently get. As far as who should get more between the two...I think both should get paid according to the environment they're in, ie hazardous duty pay. In some cases, cops get paid more than military, in others, it's the opposite.
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We do get some incentives like Haz Pay, family sep, Sea pay if your on ship. and if you are in a hostile area it is even tax free in most cases.
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We do get some incentives like Haz Pay, family sep, Sea pay if your on ship. and if you are in a hostile area it is even tax free in most cases.
Or even flight deck pay!
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