Here's an unbelievable account of how the government lures soldiers into re-enlisting by offering them signing bonuses and then asks for the money back after they have been wounded and separated from the service because of their wounds.
"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 was talking recently to a young guy who had returned from Iraq. He was telling me that when he was going through processing over there and was turning in all his field equipment, helmet, flak jacket, rifle, etc., they actually deducted money from his pay for turning in damaged stuff. When I asked him how they could expect his equipment not to be damaged since he had been in combat, he shrugged his shoulders and said he didn't care at the time. He just wanted to get the hell out of there and it was a small price to pay to leave.
What the hell's wrong with our government?