You’ve Got to Be Fucking Kidding

I don’t throw that out there as a title lightly:

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.

Now men and women who have lost arms, legs, eyesight, hearing and can no longer serve are being ordered to pay some of that money back.

Again, anyone who says the Bush administration supports the troops is deeply deluded, full of shit, or both. (And I know it’s “the Military” doing this, but guess whose desk that falls on?)

  1. Unbelievable. First, I should say that I am a Canadian. It should be said that our government hasn’t always done its best to care for our soldiers after their return from duty overseas (primarily Afghanistan), of late. However, this US government initiative to claw back signing bonuses is just immoral. I’ll let your title quote say it all for me.

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