Tuesday, November 20, 2007

With Support Like This...

This is insane:

The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 in some cases.

Now men and women who have lost arms, legs, eyesight, hearing and can no longer serve are being ordered to pay some of that money back.

Note to everyone who thinks supporting the troops means wearing a flag pin on your lapel: You want to support the troops? Take off your worthless fucking pin and help fix stuff like this instead.

The link references a piece of legislation that's been introduced by U.S. Rep Jason Altmire (PA). I looked it up online -- it's H.R. 3793 and it's been in subcommittee since 10/19/07.

I've emailed my Congressmen to support it. Anyone interested in doing the same can do so via this website.


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