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Tim Torkildson, Ray, N.D., Published March 22 2013

Letter: Unemployed veterans gettting the short end

It’s an economic graveyard for the men and women who fought in foreign countries for the red, white and blue. Salutes and colored ribbons and a pep talk on the way to file for unemployment or to take a cut in pay are not enough.

Everyone would like to hire vets, but vacancies are scarcer than a healthy hive of swarming honey bees. And going back in service is like nonsense from a jester, because no one is recruiting since the start of the sequester.

Ask any homeless veteran, or even actuary. They’ll tell you odds are better as a foreign mercenary.