November 26, 2007

Being wounded can cost you an arm and a leg

Soldiers who were given a $10,000 enlisting bonus as an incentive for signing up to go to Iraq are being asked to return some of the money because they did not complete their complete term of duty. Sounds reasonable until you learn the reason they did not get to complete their term is that they were discharged because of being seriously wounded in the war. Careless of them, really.

Posted by Francis at 07:49 PM

Makes perfect sense. The bonus is there to make you more willing to give your life for your country. If you only give, say, a couple of limbs instead, why should you earn the whole bonus?

Posted by: Rubrick at November 27, 2007 05:13 PM

Question: Are the full bonuses being included in the estate of servicemen and women who were paid the bonus but killed in action? It would be a shame if their survivors were given a bill from the government.

Posted by: Orange at November 27, 2007 06:35 PM
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