The policy resulted in overpayments in every state, but nowhere were recruiters more generous than the California National Guard.
Now nearly 10,000 current and retired soldiers in The Golden State have been ordered to repay all or some of the bonuses they received to incentivize their return to war. ....
After being told he qualified for a $15,000 bonus as a special forces soldier, Mr. Richmond, an Army sergeant first class, reenlisted and deployed to Iraq, where he sustained injuries to his back and brain when a roadside bomb detonated.
Then, in 2014, he was shocked to receive a letter ordering him to repay the bonus or face "debt collection action." Richmond had served in the Army too long to be eligible, officials argued. He has appealed.
"I signed a contract that I literally risked my life to fulfill," Richmond said.".......
He served "too long"? That's even more reason to give him a bonus.
FoxNews: “At the end of the day, the soldiers ended up paying the largest price,” Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, deputy commander of the California Guard, said. “We’d be more than happy to absolve these people of their debts. We just can’t do it. We’d be breaking the law.”
"Breaking the law"? What law? The stinking career criminals who run this corrupt government say they're Above the Law. You mean the Little People laws?
In fact, they give themselves lavish bonuses for their abject failures.
The worse they fail, the bigger their bonuses, whether it's the Clintons or at the VA, HealthCare.gov or the IRS. Shouldn't those bonuses be repaid first?
After all, the president needs to send more pallets of cash to his Iranian masters. How 'bout we send a letter demanding the Mullahs repay their signing bonuses?
Sorry, Sgt. Richmond; Sanctions Relief is for Gen. Solaimani and his Iranian Guardsmen, not for you and your buddies.
|"Pay back my signing bonus? Sure; will they take an I.E.D.?"|
If your a California Guardsman, you get accusations, threatening letters, garnishments, loss of benefits and collection agencies.
|Guardsmen who do not have to repay their bonuses--in fact, more money is on the way!|
Nothing is too good for these heroes.
Whether its giving away our soldiers' hard-won victories, honoring deserters, freeing terrorists to attack our troops again, letting our sailors be kidnapped and obsequiously apologizing, letting our military aircraft crash for lack of funds while fully funding the Iranian military, this is all part of Obama's War on the Military.
|Watching his favorite show, "The Apprentice President" on the America Last Network|
|"Your Most Excellent Wonderful Supreme Highness Excellency,|
I have sent teams of federal grave-robbers over to Arlington as you have commanded
--there must be some gold teeth we've missed!"
The Ayatollah Has Spoken.