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Wounded Soldiers Must Pay Back Bush


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When Jordan Fox was serving in Iraq, his mother helped organize Operation Pittsburgh Pride, which sends thousands of care packages to U.S. troops from his hometown, which prompted a personal “thank you” from the White House. When Fox was seriously injured in Iraq, the president sent what appeared to be personal note, expressing his concerns to the Fox family.

But more recently, Fox received a different piece of correspondence from the Bush administration.

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.

“I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they’re telling me they want their money back,” Fox said.

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Another source from a TV news station for any deniers:

Wounded Soldier: Military Wants Part Of Bonus Back

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ―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.

http://kdka.com/local/military.signing.bonuses.2.571660.html

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Unreal! That is just horrible. It figures, look what has happened to the Vietnam vets and how they make up a huge percentage of the homeless.

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Where? Were does it say that the Military indeed wants those wounded in battle to return compensation???
No where AROCES, it's all false. Move along, nothing to see here. Go back into your bubble. :lol: Edited by thewho?
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Where? Were does it say that the Military indeed wants those wounded in battle to return compensation???

Fox was seriously injured when a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle. He was knocked unconscious. His back was injured and lost all vision in his right eye.

A few months later Fox was sent home. His injuries prohibited him from fulfilling three months of his commitment. A few days ago, he received a letter from the military demanding nearly $3,000 of his signing bonus back.

"I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they're telling me they want their money back," he explained.

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No where AROCES, it's all false. Move along, nothing to see here. Go back into your bubble. :lol:

Oh no, no free pass here for you folks. Where is the actual letter from the Military that demands he pays them back in inspite of him being wouned in combat. I think it is so vague for him to just say it and that is it??? I mean, no one ever question the Military about it, CONGRESSMAN OR MEDIA???

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That is according to Mr. Fox. I still see nothing from the MILITARY????

And do you honestly think they would release this info to the public and create a huge outcry?

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And do you honestly think they would release this info to the public and create a huge outcry?

YUP, it happens everyday. This is such a huge embarassment for the Military establishment and a very good political tool to not go beyond UM forum. That is why I am wondering.

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I mean, no one ever question the Military about it, CONGRESSMAN OR MEDIA???

KDKA contacted Congressman Jason Altmire on his behalf. He says he has proposed a bill that would guarantee soldiers receive full benefit of bonuses.
Well at least one Congressman is aware of this and even proposed a bill.

Great reading skills AROCES!

Like I said, go back into your bubble. :lol:

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OK so now Aroces believes in conspiracies against the goverment but not by the government. Riigghht. :D

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Well at least one Congressman is aware of this and even proposed a bill.

Great reading skills AROCES!

Like I said, go back into your bubble. :lol:

That is it? ONE Congressman is aware and it is thrilling you to the bone? No outrage or inquiry to the Military why such thing is happening and instead he proposed a bill? Like there was nothing done illegally or wrong by the Military?

Still not clear really, maybe that is why no major news media is paying any attention to it other than you folks HOPING for something.

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OK so now Aroces believes in conspiracies against the goverment but not by the government. Riigghht. :D

Nope, I simply ask questions and I know sometimes you get debunked by it and you don't like it. ;)

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And do you honestly think they would release this info to the public and create a huge outcry?

And do you think they assume Mr. Fox and the rest won't say anything about it or create a huge outcry?

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AROCES you are trying to achieve the impossible here.

You can not change reality, I'm sorry. This is the truth.

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This is from 06 :hmm:

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/BrianRoss/story?...4152&page=1

Wounded Soldiers Fight Off Bill Collectors at Home

Army specialist Tyson Johnson of Mobile, Ala., had just been promoted in a field ceremony in Iraq when a mortar round exploded outside his tent, almost killing him.

"It took my kidney, my left kidney, shrapnel came in through my head, back of my head," he recounted.

His injuries forced him out of the military, and the Army demanded he repay an enlistment bonus of $2,700 because he'd only served two-thirds of his three-year tour.

When he couldn't pay, Johnson's account was turned over to bill collectors. He ended up living out of his car when the Army reported him to credit agencies as having bad debts, making it impossible for him to rent an apartment.

"Oh, man, I felt betrayed," Johnson said. "I felt like, oh, my heart dropped."

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WITH VIDEO http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/21/jordan-fox/

Pentagon Bends (But Does Doesn’t Reverse) Policy That Withholds Bonuses From Wounded Vets

Yesterday, the blogosphere erupted in anger over the report that Pfc. Jordan Fox was being asked by the Pentagon to return some of his enlistment signing bonus because he was injured by a roadside bomb while in Iraq and did not have the opportunity to complete his full tour.

Appearing on Fox News this morning, Pentagon spokesman Michael Tucker announced that the Pentagon was reversing course and would not force Jordan to repay the bonus. “It doesn’t pass the common-sense test,” he said.

Jordan appeared on the same show an hour later to respond to the Pentagon’s decision. “That’s impressive,” he said, “but my next question is how many other mistakes have been made?” Last night, appearing on a series of cable news shows, Jordan said he’s heard of many other soldiers who have faced similar circumstances. He told MSNBC’s Dan Abrams:

I do have to say — this isn’t the end. This is just the beginning because it’s still a continuing problem amongst other men that maybe are too afraid to speak up. Well they need to speak up and we need to end this now.

Watch it:

Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA), who has introduced the Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act to prevent the Defense Department from penalizing wounded soldiers, put out this statement this morning:

I am heartened by Brigadier General Michael S. Tucker’s announcement of the Army’s policy that it will not ask for repayment of bonuses paid to those soldiers who are injured in the line of duty. However, I am disappointed that the policy does not go further by stating that wounded soldiers will also receive the remaining balance of future bonus payments. It is preposterous for our government to have a policy that says that a soldier who has sustained serious injuries in the field of battle has not fulfilled his or her service obligation.

While serving in Iraq, a roadside bomb knocked Jordan unconscious and blinded him in his right eye. He is now recovering a portion of his eyesight, but continues to have back pain. Jordan had received $10,000 as a signing bonus for enlisting. The Army originally demanded that he return $5,000, but reduced the amount to $3,000 after transferring his unused leave pay.

Jordan’s parents started Operation Pittsburgh Pride, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. In May, Jordan’s mother personally met President Bush. “I asked him to look in on the First Cavalry,” she said. “My son was injured on Sunday in Iraq. He has a concussion, and some issues with his sight in his right eye. I asked him to check on the Calvary, to make sure we had enough equipment.” Here’s Jordan’s mother shaking hands with Bush:

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Good finds Bob. This is very depressing, how can anyone still support the Bush administration?

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Good finds Bob. This is very depressing, how can anyone still support the Bush administration?

Absolutely no accountability. And no concern for the damage done.

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Not to show love for the current administration, but this policy has been in effect for a long time. Signing bonuses are required to be returned if the individual doesn't live up to the commitment outlined in their service contract. It has nothing to do with Bush.

ETA: Speelin' gud.

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That is according to Mr. Fox. I still see nothing from the MILITARY????

it's because they haven't figured out yet who to blame for this screw up.

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