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How come you always see Army recruiters in poor neighborhoods?

You never see them in Beverly Hills or anywhere around rich kids. How unfair right? I think there should be a draft. Yes. But the draft should be the kids of politicians and parents who make more than a million bucks a year. They all need to send their children to defend our freedom.

Asked By: logical_christian - 5/24/2007
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Location, location, location. The recruiting offices are a business just like any other and the success of any business is mainly dependant on the three above mentioned. Prominant points tend to have the advantages of better education and also the money to support poloitical campeigns. Recieving high or large... More
Answered By: TODD H - 5/24/2007
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We call it targeting the less affluence, the elite call it opportunity. They do not mind letting your children pay the price for their failed war plans, while their own children are safely pursuing their dreams. Just look to "W" who's political connections allowed him to go to the head of the line in the Texas Air... More
Answered By: saywhat - 5/24/2007
 
Because a $10,00 BONUS MEANS MORE
Answered By: god knows and sees else Yahoo - 5/24/2007
 
Because, rich kids do not need help finding employment or funding their college careers.
Answered By: ph_yo - 5/24/2007
 
Poor man's way out of the poor neighborhood if he lives he has a good life,
Answered By: jennyann 4 - 5/24/2007
 
That doesn't even make any sense. Where are you getting these facts? I don't see a link to support your question. And I know plenty of people from well-off families who have joined the military... like myself. Don't be so ignorant. It's not very becoming.
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Answered By: nikaaaay - 5/24/2007
 
It might have something to do with the fact that families with money send their children to college. Plus many have security gates you cannot get past. Just a thought.
Answered By: threeicys - 5/24/2007
 
I live in a well off neighboorhood and go to a good school and we have army recuriters and JROTC It is no million dollar a year place tho
Answered By: matt S - 5/24/2007
 
because if you have money, its easier to go to college without the military
Answered By: tommy - 5/24/2007
 
pure LIES!!! most in the services are middle class and higher....most of the generals and high commanders in today's military have their own sons and daughters in theater right now....stop your c****e propaganda...LA Times did a write up on this not long ago and even that lefty rag proved it's a LIE!!! the service... More
Answered By: james b - 5/24/2007
 
Cannon Fodder. Look it up.
Answered By: Oldvet - 5/24/2007
 
See them at Harvard University every year. How many poor people do you know at Harvard??
Answered By: tom l - 5/24/2007
 
Poor people have fewer options than rich people. Always been that way.
Answered By: go avs! - 5/24/2007
 
You shouldn't look at it like that. The recruiters are letting it be known there is a way out of the projects by enlisting. This has enabled a lot of people the opportunity to get a college degree or make the military their career. The rich send their children to military school, and these children end up graduating as... More
Answered By: Sparkles - 5/24/2007
 
Its how human life is valued. The poor can fight for the rich to get richer.
Answered By: Tumbleweed - 5/24/2007
 
They want to build character and offer opportunities. There are more youth available with no plans or parents to provide them with family businesses or definite plans. The Navy is a good place to go.
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Answered By: Marissa Di - 5/24/2007
 
I was in the service once many years ago (decades) and I know where you are coming from. My family when growing up was poor (we were full-fledged English too and not Irish). The military though showed me how to get by in this world and the connected made while serving helped me to get the job that I've held for 19... More
Answered By: Pissed_Limey - 5/24/2007
 
yea, that was pointed out in Farenheit 911. If you havent seen it, watch it! Michael Moore asked some senators to send their kids to Iraq and they were like, "Are you out of your mind!?" no one said life was fair. and yes it does suck.
Answered By: Sounds of Ed's football game - 5/24/2007
 
recruiters + the poor and desperate = army soldiers
Answered By: goodfella - 5/24/2007
 
Thanks for bringing up a point that has been debated since the beginning of time. We live in a country where "being born equal" is not necessarily true. The point is, there will always be the "haves" and the "have nots." It is all about what you do with what you got. Military service should have nothing to do with... More
Answered By: ttown_69 - 5/24/2007
 
They focus mainly on poor neighborhoods because it's a good opportunity for those kids to do something worth while with their life....The Army will give them options and choices that they may not have had otherwise. I definitely dont think their should be a draft....I think the men and women who VOLUNTEER are true... More
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Answered By: curious - 5/24/2007
 
It isn't as if they'll only take poor kids, they just know that the opportunities they can provide will be most attractive to people in those neighborhoods. Rich kids aren't as likely to be enticed by the G.I. Bill. If you know a rich kid who'd like to enlist, I'm sure they'd be happy to send him to boot camp too.
Answered By: beardog4314 - 5/24/2007
 
probably for the same reason Bush and Cheney's kids don't sign up, and why their dads get to throw away hundreds of lives while they got to take every defferment they could to avoid Vietnam. Remember Cheney saying " he had better things to do?" read up on it. The military SHOULD recruit in ALL neighborhoods. Also... More
Answered By: vinlunney - 5/24/2007
 
As a former recruiter, I can say that we don't target specific income groups. We are assigned by number of people in the local schools. I had 15 highschools from farming communities to the wealthiest area in the state. The average person that joins, from my experience, is a white male, 18-21 years old, some college... More
Answered By: jaree s - 5/24/2007
 
What is wrong with military recruiters in poor neighborhoods? I see nothing "unfair" about that -- the military has many great things to offer people. Yes there is a risk of going to war - every single person who enlists realizes that... More
Answered By: Susie D - 5/24/2007
 
And just why should children of parents who have worked hard to achieve their goal be singled out? Talk about reverse discrimination... More
Answered By: leslie - 5/24/2007
 
It only makes sense. Rich people dont need the money recruiters offer someone to join up. Secondly, no one, but no one makes those approached by recruiters accept the money and join up. Obviously, those that do, want out of the hood.....!
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Answered By: bafofam - 5/24/2007
 
the recruiters are just doing their job and making their numbers... More
Answered By: joey322 - 5/24/2007
 
Because urban areas are easy targets: Traditionally poor neighborhoods, not a lot of education, et cetera. So they offer bonus and payment for education and that's a lot of peoples ticket out. Wealthy children don't need the government's help. Some do join military, mainly as officers though... More
Answered By: The Saint - 5/24/2007
 
They are in poor neighborhoods because the people there have no chance of going to college unless they get the money from the U.S. For this reason, the recruiting process allows kids to get a chance to get to get a good job. So in general it is a good thing that they are in poor neighborhoods.
Answered By: Smart_Monkey - 5/24/2007
 
You sound pretty ignorant.
Answered By: Jessica - 5/24/2007
 
Because rich people have a job, armies traditonaly recruit from the poor, unemployed areas worldwide.
Answered By: conranger1 - 5/24/2007
 
well it all depends on what u do with ur life and how u use ur opportunities
Answered By: zee - 5/24/2007
 
They prey on the poor kids because they know the kids cannot afford college and they have a quota to meet. I agree with drafting the spoiled rich brats.
Answered By: Beautiful Disaster - 5/24/2007
 
The reason you don't see them in rich neighborhoods is because the recruit rate is low. Most people join the military because they need money. That is why the rich keep the poor ....poor. Because If everything was equal then they might have to fight the good fight.
Answered By: MMP - 5/24/2007
 
first off...it's a volunteer military. Nobody is forcing poor kids into the military... More
Answered By: Absolut Martini - 5/24/2007
 
I am sorry but that is wrong in so many ways. The military is a complete voluntary service. The military does not want forced fighters. As far as the rich? If you hate them so bad, stop cashing those pay checks that come from them. They have the same freedoms as you do. If you never pursued big business or... More
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Answered By: a2z_4me - 5/24/2007
 
I don't consider shopping malls a "poor neighborhood", I guess since you live in Beverly Hills it would seem that way to you.
Answered By: Mr.Wise - 5/24/2007
 
The reason you "always" see Army recruiters in "poor" neighborhoods is nice fiction. When I was a Navy Recruiter, I was assigned an area, as was all my fellow recruiters and we didn't leave any neighborhoods uncovered, rich or poor... More
Answered By: Jim - 5/24/2007
 
I would like to point out two things while answering your question. the first is; in America today we have the selective service. basically signing up for the draft if we ever use it again. All males who reach the age of voting must register in order to vote. So in effect all men of age could be in effect drafted... More
Answered By: Thomas from Miisk - 5/24/2007
 
No one wants to grow up poor - or be labled as being from the projects. Youth that grow up in a poor neighborhood look for ways out and to make money. Some go to gangs and drugs - we all know where that leads, some try sports and to get an athletic scholarship - those are rare, some try the book avenue and try to get... More
Answered By: jess b - 5/24/2007
 
So in your opinion the only way to avoid being shot in war is to be poor? Exactly how fair is your system? The children of the rich, the affluential, and by your definition, Brad and Angelina's kids, and Tom and Katie's daughter, should be drafted and sent off to war, because they were born into families with money... More
Answered By: faith - 5/24/2007
 
Unless you are an active member or a veteran of the military, just who the hell are you to tell anyone who should "Defend your Freedom" you pompous ass! Anyone is free to join the military! Rich or poor! No one is drafted, it's all volunteer so no matter where a military recruiter recruits, its still a free country... More
Answered By: SGT. D - 5/25/2007
 
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