Tuesday, April 26, 2005

US Army Ramps Up Enlistment Bribes -Again

For at least the third time in eight months, the U.S. Army again has raised enlistment bonuses to all-time highs in an attempt to reverse a national recruitment shortage.

The Army currently is offering a $14,000 bonus for combat arms jobs (like infantry). This particular bonus was raised from $7,000 to $9,000 in August, then to $10,000 earlier this year before being raised to $14,000 late last week.

The Army also increased a bonus for three-year active duty recruits to $20,000. The bonus was more than doubled to $15,000 in August and then raised to $17,000 in February.

As financial incentives continue to climb, recruitment numbers continue to sag both locally and nationally.

1 Comments:

Anonymous nikto said...

Gee, maybe if they added some Halliburton stock options along with the cash, they might get more cannon-fodder to prop up The Empire with.

Maybe the Bush family could kick-in a smidge of the BILLION$ they've been pulling in from this war thru the Carlyle corporation.

Conflicts-of-interest are a good thing now, remember?

GOP values at work in Lucifer's...er, um
God's own USA.

Dontcha' just love it?!

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