Years ago, the California National Guard paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in roughly 10,000 enlistment bonuses that the Pentagon now wants repaid by the soldiers who received them.
The bonuses start at about $15,000, and date back to the early 2000s.
Unfortunately, that money is, for the most part, long spent and now those soldiers who risked their lives in combat are being asked to come up with sizable cash.
Me? I’d say wipe it off the books. Some of that is my tax money and I’m happy to take a hit, though I want to know who was asleep at the switch when this happened and I want them held accountable.
Those soldiers signed up in good faith, then went to war and came home and put down payments on houses, on cars. Basically:
And thanks, Leftover, for sending the links.