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Thread: Reinstate the draft

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    Reinstate the draft

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    Reinstate the draft- Do you think its a good idea or necessary?? Why or why not?
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    I think it's going to start drama on the issue of whether women should be drafted or not,
    we as women have so many more rights, and i'm sure would feel like they should be drafted too. i dunno i think that would be my main issue.
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    A draft is pointless, and it was proven in Vietnam that it doesn't work..

    According to the Selective Service, there are 11 million men registered ages 18 to 26. However, just for fun lets apply it to females as well, so let's double it to 22 million.

    Assume that 22 million "draftees" are serving in the grade of E-1 (the very lowest enlisted grade). An E-1 in today's military starts off at $1278.50 per month.

    That comes to a payroll of $28 billion dollars per month, just in the basic pay. It's a yearly payroll of $337 billion dollars.

    We also have to feed these troops. Currently, it's $200 per month to feed a Joe. So, we'll have to add $52.8 billion dollars to our military budget.

    Where are these 22 million troops going to live? Well, we certainly can't house them in the Louisiana Superdome. Military personnel receive a housing allowance that, for an E-1 averages about $800 per month. That's a housing budget of $211 billion dollars per year..

    Add the costs for uniforms, equipment, training, dental, relocation expenses, etc.

    We can barely afford our current force-levels of 1.5 million active duty members. Our country doesn't need a draft, nor could we afford bringing even a small percentage of our population on active duty.

    I'd really like to post about the cost of training a joe in the modern military, but I'll have to do that later.. DH signed into messenger..
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    absolutely not!!!

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    No, absolutely not.
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    Definitely not. I think that serving in the military should be a CHOICE. Maybe if they need more service members, they could treat the ones they have a bit better and / or make it more desirable to be in the military... because honestly alot of people can make more money as civilians, without having to be away from their families for 15 months at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftover View Post
    A draft is pointless, and it was proven in Vietnam that it doesn't work..

    According to the Selective Service, there are 11 million men registered ages 18 to 26. However, just for fun lets apply it to females as well, so let's double it to 22 million.

    Assume that 22 million "draftees" are serving in the grade of E-1 (the very lowest enlisted grade). An E-1 in today's military starts off at $1278.50 per month.

    That comes to a payroll of $28 billion dollars per month, just in the basic pay. It's a yearly payroll of $337 billion dollars.

    We also have to feed these troops. Currently, it's $200 per month to feed a Joe. So, we'll have to add $52.8 billion dollars to our military budget.

    Where are these 22 million troops going to live? Well, we certainly can't house them in the Louisiana Superdome. Military personnel receive a housing allowance that, for an E-1 averages about $800 per month. That's a housing budget of $211 billion dollars per year..

    Add the costs for uniforms, equipment, training, dental, relocation expenses, etc.

    We can barely afford our current force-levels of 1.5 million active duty members. Our country doesn't need a draft, nor could we afford bringing even a small percentage of our population on active duty.

    I'd really like to post about the cost of training a joe in the modern military, but I'll have to do that later.. DH signed into messenger..
    in addition to my answer of absolutely not i'd like to add hers too....

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    I agree with everything posted so far!
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    No way
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    I'd love to know what the "maybe, with restraints" votes think though - what kind of restraints?
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