Government Insurance Benefits
Boudreaux, the smoothest-talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, got called up to active duty. His first assignment was in a military induction center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were entitled.
The Officer in Charge (OIC) soon noticed that Boudreaux was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30.00 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.
The OIC decided he'd sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Boudreaux's sales pitch.
Boudreaux stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, "If you haf da normal GI ansurans an you go to Afghanistan an got you self killed, da gov-ment pays you benefishery $20,000. If you takes out da suppmental ansurans, which cos you only turty dollars a munt, den da gov-ment got to pay you benefishery $400,000!"
"Now," Boudreaux concluded, "which bunch you tink dey gonna send to Afghanistan first?"