David Wood of Politics Daily wrote the other day:
The military draft once chose young Americans for war. Now the Army attracts them with generous pay and benefits.
You can guess where Wood goes next:
But the heavy cost may be unsustainable.
Wood ignores the extreme waste in the Pentagon, which is the real issue, to make his point that paying our soldiers just enough to live a middle class life is "unsustainable." But the truth is that paying them less would be unconscionable.
Just like the attacks on fire fighter pay and benefits, this is a sad development.