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scorpiogirl Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-20-07 03:54 PM
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19. Yep. It happened to my brother in law.
He has a non-combat injury. The army released him and now they subtract some pro-rated amount for the signing bonus he got from his monthly checks. I think he was getting about $120/mo. He's had to fight to get more disability or whatever they call it. Now he's at 50% so he's getting more monthly but he's still paying back the bonus. It's total bullshit. I can't even imagine these guys who have had really terrible injuries having to worry about paying those fuckers back. Some thanks, eh?
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  -Wounded soldiers asked to return signing bonuses ProSense  Nov-20-07 01:37 PM   #0 
  - This is so crappy!  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-20-07 01:38 PM   #1 
  - Amazing.  unhappycamper   Nov-20-07 01:53 PM   #2 
  - Because he has failed his commitment to the American People  Bitwit1234   Nov-20-07 01:59 PM   #3 
  - Greedy little bastard!  Toucano   Nov-20-07 02:02 PM   #4 
  - Rec'd with outrage.  babylonsister   Nov-20-07 02:06 PM   #5 
  - Absolutely disgusting!  No Surrender   Nov-20-07 02:09 PM   #6 
  - Supporting the troops again, I see.  provis99   Nov-20-07 02:14 PM   #7 
  - They go so LOW! I am constantly astounded.  ClayZ   Nov-20-07 02:14 PM   #8 
  - Just when you think there's no new low  qanda   Nov-20-07 02:17 PM   #9 
  - Are they being forced out?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-20-07 02:34 PM   #10 
  - Unfortunately they do have soldiars with prosthetics and other  MadMaddie   Nov-20-07 11:16 PM   #30 
  - All of this while Blackwater troops get a hundred grand a year.  sarcasmo   Nov-20-07 02:36 PM   #11 
  - Who has KO's email address.  Lochloosa   Nov-20-07 02:42 PM   #12 
  - Its a signing bonus, not a completion bonus.  MiniMe   Nov-20-07 02:46 PM   #13 
  - K&R This has got to be one of the LOWEST, DIRTIEST things  kestrel91316   Nov-20-07 02:49 PM   #14 
  - Would * ever lose military support?  windoe   Nov-20-07 02:59 PM   #15 
  - Check how many former military  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-20-07 03:57 PM   #22 
  - We didn't keep your son's body, so please don't keep our bodybag.  Rageneau   Nov-20-07 03:19 PM   #16 
  - Republicans are fucking looney tunes.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-20-07 03:26 PM   #17 
  - In former times I would have said "unbelievable". But, now days,  ladjf   Nov-20-07 03:53 PM   #18 
  - Yep. It happened to my brother in law.  scorpiogirl   Nov-20-07 03:54 PM   #19 
  - How much did these wounded soldiers pay for this war?  gollygee   Nov-20-07 03:55 PM   #20 
  - So this is HOW REPUBLICANS support the troops  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-20-07 03:56 PM   #21 
  - How about using that logic with Bechtel. It would net billions of dollars...  robinlynne   Nov-20-07 04:44 PM   #23 
  - Just when I think this administration can't possibly sink any lower  FloridaJudy   Nov-20-07 05:07 PM   #24 
  - did the dead fulfill their commitment?  cornfedyank   Nov-20-07 09:38 PM   #25 
  - Put a Name and a Face to the Order  GoldenOldie   Nov-20-07 09:44 PM   #26 
  - I spoke to an Iraqi vet who was told not to expect the promised education financial aid. ..n/t  Just-plain-Kathy   Nov-20-07 10:24 PM   #27 
  - That happened to my brother in law too  scorpiogirl   Nov-21-07 01:07 PM   #33 
  - That's Par for the course  LibertyorDeath   Nov-20-07 10:26 PM   #28 
  - Are they trying to destroy the U.S. military?  Mythsaje   Nov-20-07 10:55 PM   #29 
  - I think they just want every dollar to go to their defense interests. ..n/t  Just-plain-Kathy   Nov-21-07 02:25 PM   #34 
  - next story: all parents and spousal survivors of dead soldiers give us back our money.  caligirl   Nov-21-07 12:35 AM   #31 
  - The signing bonuses are a raw deal. I know someone who had  beachmom   Nov-21-07 12:18 PM   #32 
  - The evil of George Bush has no bounds.  WinkyDink   Nov-21-07 03:31 PM   #35 
 

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