Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
Happy Veterans Day
Author Message
rockoman Offline
Woodpecker
**

Posts: 354
Joined: Dec 2016
Reputation: 7
Post: #51
RE: Happy Veterans Day
That Twitter thread I posted presents a biased picture. I should mention that some veterans have done very well.

--------------------------

"Nearly three quarters of high-ranking US generals cash in on their military experience by working for defense contractors after retiring, often still advising the Department of Defense and creating a potential bias in the government.


Seventy percent, or 76 of 108 three-and-four star generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took jobs working for defense contractors or consultants, often making more than the $164,221 to $179,700 base salary they made working for the US government. The data comes from a new report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Brave New Foundation, which suggests that the high-ranking generals are creating a conflict of interest in their lucrative undertakings.

While it is not illegal to move from the public sector into the private sector for financial gain, many of these generals still continued to advise the Department of Defense after their retirement, thereby creating a potential bias in the relationships between the military and its contractors. Many of these private companies, employed by the US government, make billions of dollars."

https://www.rt.com/usa/defense-contracto...nment-170/

“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”

- V.S Naipaul 'A Bend in the river'
(This post was last modified: 11-14-2019 05:37 PM by rockoman.)
11-14-2019 05:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Happy Memories With Your Parents Geomann180 4 631 11-28-2019 12:42 PM
Last Post: TigOlBitties
  Happy Memorial Day LINUX 19 2,375 05-29-2019 06:10 AM
Last Post: Parlay44
  Happy New Year! Luvianka 36 4,064 01-02-2019 05:23 PM
Last Post: Vladimir Poontang

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication