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kdka.com - Military Asks Wounded Soldiers To Return Portions Of Signing Bonuses

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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."



Yeah honor thy soldier Where is the outcry from the yellow ribbon folks? Guage, are you reading this?

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This is touchy subject with me. My son is in afghanistan fighting for his country and he tells me some the equipment is older than he is, as for returning signup bonuses if you get injured tell GWB to return the injured soldiers arms, legs.
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No, it's not fair and if the public has the power of persuasion, like I think they do, this wrong will be righted.

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Remember my son is fighting for the right for you to even to be able to have a thanksgiving dinner although I think a certain person should choke on a turkey bone.
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You are a good man CLK man and you son is performing a noble deed.....But!

Our dollar is sucking ass.....The world despises us.......Our president is a laughing stock......fuel prices are out of reach due to the governments choice to poo poo alternative fuels.....food prices are reaching critical highs.....the overwhelming percentage of our citizens have sub-par or NO insurance, racism, drug and alcohol addiction, high school drop out rate skyrocketing, teenage pregnancy, babies born with drug addiction....etc..

We need to clean up our own back yard first. This bullshit is a rehash of the same bullshit that I grew up with during the missile crisis.
It's based on the assumption that we are peace loving people and the rest of the world is ready to disintegrate the earth at the drop of a hat. Sickeningly self serving and about as believable as a Tolkien novel. I wish your son well.

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kdka.com - Military Asks Wounded Soldiers To Return Portions Of Signing Bonuses

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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."
Well they have to cover the huge deficit somehow but damn, who cameup with this idea. Maybe something in the fine print of the contract they signed but again not our finest hour, the US seems to be having a few of those lately......
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No civilized country should renage on a commitment to its armed services. Have they asked relatives of dead service personnel to return money? What idiot thought this one up. Whoever it was should be given a second world war Lee Enfield and sent to Bagdad to do street patrols on his/her own. Bloody fools As an after thought, they should be issued one round of ammunition. but not .303 so it cant be used with the rifle. But instead give them a bayonet that does fit lol

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You are a good man CLK man and you son is performing a noble deed.....But!

Our dollar is sucking ass.....The world despises us.......Our president is a laughing stock......fuel prices are out of reach due to the governments choice to poo poo alternative fuels.....food prices are reaching critical highs.....the overwhelming percentage of our citizens have sub-par or NO insurance, racism, drug and alcohol addiction, high school drop out rate skyrocketing, teenage pregnancy, babies born with drug addiction....etc..

We need to clean up our own back yard first. This bullshit is a rehash of the same bullshit that I grew up with during the missile crisis.
It's based on the assumption that we are peace loving people and the rest of the world is ready to disintegrate the earth at the drop of a hat. Sickeningly self serving and about as believable as a Tolkien novel. I wish your son well.
I usually reserve this for McBear and Yoseyman but you have earned my respect for what ever thats worth. PLEASE PREACH ON MY BROTHER.
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