Obama’s Pentagon is demanding that 10,000 war veterans, many of whom served multiple combat tours, pay back large enlistment bonuses handed out a decade ago.
The bonuses were used to entice them to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan!
Yes, you heard that right! Many who lost limbs fighting to defend freedom are going to be slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they cannot come up with thousands of dollars to give back to the U.S. government.
You were wondering where Obama was going to get all that cash he sent to Iran?
The LA TIMES reports:
Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.
Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.
But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ranks.
“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran from Manteca, Calif., who says he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the Army says he should not have received. “People like me just got screwed.”
Whoever made the decision to to walk down this insane road with our war veterans need to be publicly spanked. YES!! EXACTLY what I mean. They need to be…in public…bare butt spanked. Pull them trousers down, lay them over a lap, and blister red those butts attached to those morons who are behind this scheme with a big Texas belt!. Seriously!
Maybe if they faced that humiliation they might think twice again before making such an obnoxious decision against our veterans.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged a House investigation of the problem, calling the Pentagon demands for repayment of bonuses from combat veterans “disgraceful.”
Congress best stop this insanity before it goes any further.
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