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Mika: Millenials Join Military 'If They Need The Money'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Mika Brzezinski has a jaded view of why young Americans choose to join the military. According to the Morning Joe host, they do so "if they need the money."

Brzezinski made her comment on today's show during a segment on a book comparing the values and beliefs of the various generations of Americans. When Joe Scarborough challenged her doing-it-for-the-money claim, saying that many serve "for all the best reasons," Brzezinski began to back down. Mika also suggested that her fellow panelists didn't know many people serving in the military, which might say more about the MSM bubble in which they exist than it does about the millenial generation.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: mikabrzezinski; militaryvolunteers; millenials; morningjoe

1 posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Mika’s jaded view of why Americans join the military. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:45 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yes....my first ‘payday’ was in basic. They lined us up and put three bills in our hands, a Twenty, a Five, and a One dollar bill.

They then next put us in formation and then marched us to the barber shop where I had to give that bastard a dollar to cut off all my hair.

I did it all for the money.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 5:40:40 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark..don’t you sometimes just want to take a shower after watching this crapola..


4 posted on 03/07/2014 5:41:33 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika’s a dumbass.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 5:44:45 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s true for some unknown number of people enlisting, partially true for all of them, and has been the case for every army throughout history. I don’t of any offering to pay their own way and serve. Her statement is true but pointless. I guess the idea is that such tradeoffs won’t be necessary once we are living in the workers’ paradise.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 5:45:37 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Money?

Hardly... is there enough money in the world to induce young men to play craps with their lives? As it it now, there is every liklihood that recruits will see action during their enlistment period.

No. It’s something different... and I am sure the Liberals are incapable of understanding it.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 5:46:41 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And then some people become liberal media whores, which is slightly more respectable than a street walker.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 5:47:38 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika isn’t worth one drop of a soldier’s blood.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:47:42 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You can bet not many MSDNC viewers have joined the military.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:48:59 AM PST by McGruff (Don't worry. John Kerry is in charge.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Apparently, Mika's been doing what she does just for the food.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:49:50 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Pathetic. When my son joined, paid for his own dress blues, incidentals, haircuts, boots and other necessities, and then found that his college bonus was deferred for a year, there wasn’t a whole lot of money to talk about.

But he’s a combat medic, is serving this nation and has his life mapped out to serve others. Mika is beneath contempt.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 5:53:06 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is typical liberal think- jobs that are noble and good do not pay and while evil jobs pay. School teacher make little money while CEOs make millions. Since ill informed liberal commentators seems to pay well, what does this make Mika????


13 posted on 03/07/2014 5:54:41 AM PST by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And in other news, doctor discovered Mika had a brain tumor when he was doing her recent colonoscopy.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 5:57:59 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Millennials?

“Yeah, Sarge...I’ll be there as soon as I finish this game. I just beat my high score.”


15 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:01 AM PST by moovova
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Geez, that ditz has aged & put on a few. Too bad her knowledge didn’t increase with her body weight.

“Joining for the pay & bennies” is a very tired old putdown on the military. Ms. Unspellable Surname could do better, but she too looks tired & old.

I can say that because I’m a tired old Vietnam vet. But unlike Mika, I could if necessary still be able to think my way out of a paper bag.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:18 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Pure projection.

Money is the only reason that American Leftists can imagine themselves joining the military (after all government handouts had been exhausted).


17 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:33 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika’s just echoing John Kerry. This is the left’s view of the military - a place where they’d go only if they had no other options.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 6:04:18 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika you ignorant slut.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 6:04:54 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Liberals typically have very watered down concepts of honor, loyalty and courage.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 6:11:15 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: KC_Lion
Mika you ignorant slut.

Too sexless to be a slut.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:51 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

mika and her communist father... if their brains were gasoline... could not power a BB to circle an ant. What a dumb *unt!


22 posted on 03/07/2014 6:37:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All

Another example of incestuous inbred “journalism”. Why should any one expect her limited view be any different than her parents ? This is Ziggy’s kid fer cry sake. Blame the Ho’s that put her up there.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 6:39:54 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just why do these LIB asshats hate Free-America and patriotic Americans? What mental toilet dwellers.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 7:06:18 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Zbigniew Brzezinski may have been wrong about a lot of stuff, but at least he wasn’t a dumbass. Looks like the brains of the family skipped a generation.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 7:11:05 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: SMARTY
Hardly... is there enough money in the world to induce young men to play craps with their lives?

Lots of young men will play craps with their lives free of charge or even pay for the privilege -- it's the nature of the beast.

That's just one more reason Mika is a nitwit.

26 posted on 03/07/2014 7:11:05 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
For those of us that got drafted, and the millions that volunteered for the draft {you only got drafted for 2 years, but if you enlisted it was for three years} we did it because it was the law.

Not many of us were Audi Murphy types, but no one, I mean no one, did it for the money.

My first US Army pay check was $78/month, I made $150-$200 a month pushing cement and 16 inch concrete blocks for my dad at his side line business.

Can you even imagine the 50,000 plus guys that were killed in Nam, having signed up "for the money"?

That mika, living a privileged life from birth, has no clue what a real American does or why.

27 posted on 03/07/2014 8:08:34 AM PST by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorrist savages, everywhere.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

beneath contempt


28 posted on 03/07/2014 8:45:59 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This stupid Bi%$h will never see it. Thank God in this all-volunteer Army era, some people still believe in something bigger than themselves.

Truly they are our "best and brightest", if they were looking for money, they could go dig ditches and come out better.

29 posted on 03/07/2014 3:43:48 PM PST by snowtigger
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LOL


30 posted on 03/07/2014 3:46:37 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Gaffer

Good point. Nobody joins the military for the money.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 11:36:33 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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