US National Guard Troops Defrauded Out Of “Signing Bonus”
to Keep Troop Levels up in Iraq and Afghanistan
Easy Fix for their Commander-In-Chief But He Is MIA!
In 2006 and 2007, National Guard Troops were offered $15,000 to re-enlist for an additional 6 Year tour. That is a “Whopping” $2,500 per year to take a chance on being killed or maimed. There were other programs that would also help pay off student loans that the soldiers had accumulated.
Then, in 2010, our brilliant federal government bureaucracy audited the bonus programs and found that the soldiers either did not qualify for the bonuses or did not fill out the paperwork! But, their superiors granted the Bonuses and the Soldiers served their time! PERIOD.
To add “insult to audit”, threatening Dunning letters were sent to our troops demanding repayment or their wages would be garnered, their tax refunds would be snatched, their property seized, or all of the above. This by bureaucrats who have probably never even seen a combat boot let alone be in combat and risk their life!
To Put This in Perspective,
the Total the Government is Trying to Snatch Back From
Our Troops is $150,000,000.
Our Wonderful Congress Costs Us About
$107,000,000 PER YEAR Plus Expenses Which Triples This Amount!
How are the Troops Going To Get Their 6 Years Back?
The horror stories by our troops is unimaginable. Master Sergeant Susan Haley said she got the first collection letter from the government in 2012 while she was at a Texas military hospital visiting her son, an Army medic whose leg had been blown off in Afghanistan. Great way to say thank you to a family who has given so much. Haley still owes the government $20,500 and has been making a $650 per month payment (25% of her total income). She is now unable to make her payments. Haley stated that she will try to pay back the money but that she will never get back the six extra years she gave the Army. There are hundreds of similar stories.
How Can This Happen?
I believe that this travesty was caused by first of all a dumb mistake by the Bush Administration then a deliberate attempt by the Obama Administration to demoralize our troops to drive down enlistment numbers! Yes, the California National Guard gave the order to the auditors to recoup the money that erroneously APPROVED for the soldiers, but there is no way this did not go to the top, the Commander-In-Chief and his staff before the recovery program was initiated. This money would have been initially reimbursed or paid by the federal government, not the State of California. No bureaucrat is going to go out on a limb without someone covering his rear-end.
Why would Obama want to demoralize the military? The left hates the volunteer army and is constantly trying to make a case for reinstating the draft for “social justice” reasons. Also, Obama used the budgeting process to decimate the military funding via the sequester agreement thus sending a signal to the troops that he is not supporting them financially. Obama’s rules of engagement in Iran and Afghanistan have forced our troops to be human targets and not engage in many dangerous situations that are life threatening and further demoralized our troops knowing that optics trump their safety. Finally, the Leftist Globalists have to weaken the US military to make it ineffective in stopping their global realignment via supporting insurrection, fomenting civil wars, and forcing global open immigration.
The US Military is the only barrier to the West loosing its grip on social order around the world. The Leftist Globalists thrive on disorder as they create turmoil then sweep in and gobble up the world treasure at basement prices. Don’t think so, just look at what Soros and Buffet made off of the 2008 recession when they bought up billions in banking and securities assets at pennies on the dollar. With global oil and other resources at stake, the degradation of our military is paramount in the minds of these enemies.
This is not a conspiracy theory, it is a regurgitation of their policy as it applies to all events that they can use to achieve their goals of global dominance.
Obama Could Stop the Harassment of Our Troops by a Stoke of His Well Worn Pen, But he Won’t
Congress Could Come Back in an Emergency Session and Stop this Harrassment, But they Won’t