Wednesday, October 19, 2005

BAIT AND SWITCH

Just a quick note before I get back to the business of revising my dissertation and negotiating my salary for a technical writing position--both very laborious endeavors.

It appears the Pentagon, in another Orwellian move to 'support' the troops, has suddenly decided not to honor its earlier promise of paying $15,000 bonuses to national guard soldiers who return to active duty. After hundreds return to active duty with the promise of this money, having been sent back to Iraq they've been informed that the bonuses will not be forthcoming.

Trust the government? Yeah, right.