Someone I know posted the question "Why doesn't the American government cut things like having fighter jets fly over ball games and army sponsored race cars instead of medicare?" on facebook. All she got (except my response) were responses in agreement.
DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE? I'd be interested to hear your responses. If you want to hear my thoughts, please see below.
I disagree, and here is what I responded to the person who initially put the question on facebook:
Okay so you would have the military get RID of the Public Relations portion of our spending, so that ALL the US Citizens ever heard about the military was what was printed in the news? YET MOST of the "NEWS" that comes out about the military is "bad"?Just imagine if we had NO good PR to counter that? I mean how often do you read about the GOOD stories that happen in the military? I can tell you for certain it's not nearly as often as the bad stories...YET there are soooo many more good stories than bad.
And, the next thing you know, if the above came to fruition, people like you would say, "why not just cut out the home coming reception parties, or the veteran parades too?" No matter how you look at it, those ALSO cost money, even if it's "only" in man hours.
Then what you, the American public, NON military would be left with is the skewed yellow journalism perspective of the American military, especially those overseas. In addition, the only times you would see the American military equipment would be in photos, videos or books, unless you were lucky enough to live near a military base or a military training area.
Changing subject a little bit...Do you realize that the new innovations that we have had in the military have saved millions of amercian service members lives in combat (Compare Iraq and or Afghanistan to almost any previous war (exclude bosnia), and you will find that all of them had higher death counts)...YET the american media is constantly finding ways to portray the military in a bad light?
Not to mention, the American military should be considered part of your "health" care...because THEY provide for your safety and security at home while THEY are abroad for YOU.
Getting rid of the PR is a HORRIBLE idea, in my opinion.
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