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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:32 PM
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65. If you take DADT out of the equation
you can see that he was paid a certain amount of money to perform a job. He did not fulfill that obligation, and he owes part of that money back.

Suppose that he were a Navy Pilot who got $150K in return for signing a 5 year contract. 1 year into his contract, he becomes a "conscientious objector". Do you just say; "no worries mate, keep the whole $150K".

That is all this is. It is not about whether DADT was right, or just, or fair. Those arguments are easy to make, and I myself am looking forward to seeing how the Congress and the military are going to write the rules to implement the repeal. It's possible folks could be re-instated, or indebtedness can be waived, or they may even be brought back in with full back-pay and credited time-in-service.

Again, I understand the emotion, but folks on here were saying; "See...the Obama Administration is making this guy pay for his discharge". That simply is not true.
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