Monday, November 26, 2007

Wounded vets asked to repay bonuses

Posted by Scott Cavanagh
Just when you thought the Bush administration's treatment of returning veterans couldn't get any worse, now comes another gem. The U.S. Military is now demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

That's right. American soldiers, who have been forced to endure multiple extended tours of duty, continuing attempts to diminish their benefits and limited to non-existent health care coverage, are now being asked to return portions of their enlistment bonuses when battle injuries cause them to leave the service prematurely.

Is it any wonder the suicide rate among our bravest citizens is so outrageously high?
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2 comments:

Terry in Pittsburgh said...

I have a relative that has had a terrible time receiving his proper benefits since returning from Iraq two years ago. He has had to fight tooth and nail for everything, but at least he did not have to pay back his enlistment bonus. What a travesty.

Jill T. said...

Just another example of Bush and friends "supporting the troops". Nothing surprises me anymore.