Cleveland army recruiters raise the stakes for enlisting

40 grand is a handsome incentive to get you to beautiful Iraq
After decades of screwing veterans with elusive health care and benefits, it appears that the feds are finally trying to make up for their past sins. On February 4, the Army launched a pilot program in four cities, including Cleveland, allowing enlistees to receive up to $40,000 for a small business or a home mortgage. “We’re trying to find what America is looking for,” says Greg Becker of the Cleveland Army Recruiting Battalion. “The Army is trying to be innovative. We’ve done lots of studies, and people are saying that this is something they would like to have...”

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