Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thanks For Your Service Suckers

"Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war.

Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back. 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... a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California Guard soldiers who did not qualify for them, or were approved despite paperwork errors."
My Comments About The Article Above
I not sure what's going on here but it looks like somebody is getting the short end of the stick.

A Humvee can cost upwards to $220,000. Should 14 soldier's bonuses for service be worth less then just one of these 281,000 vehicles built for service? If you subtracted their bonuses we could still pay for over 260,928 Humvees. Hardly a drop in the bucket considering in 2010 we spent over $165 billion in Afghanistan & Iraq. $20 billion on air conditioning alone,

These so called overpayments in question represented only a fraction of what we wasted. Seems to me we're sticking it to the very people we should be most grateful towards.

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