Saturday, December 18, 2004

Before instituting a draft, throw $$$ at them:
After missing its recruitment goals over the last two months, the National Guard plans to boost bonuses to $15,000 from $5,000 for members who sign up for another six-year stint. Bonuses for first-time recruits will jump to $10,000 from $6,000 — tax-free for those abroad, Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, head of the National Guard Bureau, told reporters at the Pentagon.
Is it any wonder recruitment is down? Thanks to Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld's Iraq debacle, is there any chance for recruitment to rebound in the near future??

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