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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."

“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
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