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Wow: Pentagon Not Returning Money to Veterans

Friday, October 28, 2016 14:46
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Fellow Conservative,

We spoke too soon.

A few days ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that he
was suspending all efforts to force Iraq and Afghanistan War
veterans to pay back their re-enlistment bonuses. This came after
4-5 days of heavy criticism from both sides of the aisle.

At face value, it appeared to be the end, or at least the
beginning of the end, of the controversy.

However, Carter admits that the administration still needs to
figure out how to deal with the 2,000+ veterans who received
collections notices and “decided to pay them back anyway out of a
sense of duty.” So while new collections notices aren’t being sent
out, the veterans who paid up aren’t getting their money back
either…

It wasn’t “duty” that forced these brave men and women to give
the government all of their savings or refinance their homes to pay
the “debt.” It was the literal threats of prosecution that they
received. Now, the Pentagon is holding onto their money.

This issue is far from over…

"http://www.conservative-daily.com//feed/https://app.advocacytoaction.com/campaign.aspx?id=1890&utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=1890"
target="_blank">Obama’s Pentagon is keeping the bonus money it has
taken from veterans! Send your FaxBlast to Congress and DEMAND this
claw-back program be outlawed and all money be returned to the
veterans!

There is no way to repair the damage that this claw-back program
has caused.

The government cannot turn back time and save veterans from
going into bankruptcy or refinancing their homes under terrible
terms because of these collections notices.

But do you know what would be a good start? Giving the veterans
their money back…

This aspect isn’t even on Congress’ radar.

They were notified two years ago by the California National
Guard that the Pentagon was trying to claw-back bonuses from
thousands of veterans. The National Guard even broke protocol and
sent Congress draft legislation to fix the issue back then… and
Congress still did nothing.

Both sides of the aisle are talking about ending the program
from here on out. But no one is mentioning the 2,000+ veterans who
already repaid their “debts.”

We aren’t talking small payments, either. We are talking about
veterans being forced to pay back tens of thousands of dollars
each.

Many of these vets are disabled. One of them – California
National Guard Master Sgt. Bill McLain – is officially 90% disabled
because of injuries sustained to his head and back while in
combat.

But if you asked him whether his injury ruined his life, he’ll
tell you know. His life is being ruined by the Obama
administration’s claw back program…

No one in government is fighting for him. It is up to you!

"http://www.conservative-daily.com//feed/https://app.advocacytoaction.com/campaign.aspx?id=1890&utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=1890"
target="_blank">Obama’s Pentagon is keeping the bonus money it has
taken from veterans! Send your FaxBlast to Congress and DEMAND this
claw-back program be outlawed and all money be returned to the
veterans!

These men and women gave years of their life in service to this
country. They were offered cash bonuses in order to convince them
to re-enlist instead of retire. Thousands of soldiers took this
deal.

Now that they’ve fulfilled their side of the agreement, the
government wanted its money back. And even though the Pentagon has
been shamed into ending this claw-back program, they’re keeping the
money they’ve already collected.

This isn’t just about stopping the government from clawing-back
soldier pay, but it is also about making sure that those soldiers
who succumbed to the collections demands end up getting their money
and lives back.

Many of these soldiers sacrificed life and limb for this
country. They need our support!

"http://www.conservative-daily.com//feed/https://app.advocacytoaction.com/campaign.aspx?id=1890&utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=1890"
target="_blank">Obama’s Pentagon is keeping the bonus money it has
taken from veterans! Send your FaxBlast to Congress and DEMAND this
claw-back program be outlawed and all money be returned to the
veterans!

Let’s put an end to this,

Joe Otto
Conservative Daily

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