if it was a problem of the CA National Guard then CA would be asking for the money. But as it is the fed gov asking for the dough CA repubs (I guess you mean Arnold) had nothing to do with it.
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war.
Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back.
Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.
Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.
But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ranks.
People like me just got screwed.
— Christopher Van Meter, former Army captain
“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran from Manteca, Calif., who says he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the Army says he should not have received. “People like me just got screwed.”
In Iraq, Van Meter was thrown from an armored vehicle turret — and later awarded a Purple Heart for his combat injuries — after the vehicle detonated a buried roadside bomb.
Susan Haley, a Los Angeles native and former Army master sergeant who deployed to Afghanistan in 2008, said she sends the Pentagon $650 a month — a quarter of her family’s income — to pay down $20,500 in bonuses that the Guard says were given to her improperly.
“I feel totally betrayed,” said Haley, 47, who served 26
sex criminal? This from a guy who supports Bill Clinton who committed rape. Jeez.
what on earth? Wikileaks reveals that recently one of Hillary's advisors wanted Hillary to say "Yo mama" at an event before an African-American audience. It's akin to "hot sauce" I suppose. She didn't do it. But WHAT?
This is what wikileaks reports:
Hillary Clinton’s political director wondered whether the candidate should say “yo mama” during a speech at a historically black college near Birmingham, Alabama, leaked emails reveal.
As her team rushed to revise remarks for a February 27 speech at Miles College, Amanda Renteria wrote to her colleagues the day before: “Is everyone comfortable w her saying ‘Yo Mama’?”
“No – pls let’s revise,” senior policy advisor Maya Harris wrote back.
Clinton went on to deliver remarks to a “roaring crowd” at Miles College, according to the Associated Press, without the the “yo mama.”
You say the guy in Indiana has no idea about voter fraud there. But, of course, you do.
Last night Hillary mentioned how long it takes to launch a nuc weapons from the time the Prez gives the order until it's launched. The number is highly classified information. nice going Hillary. What she did fits perfectly with the narrative that's already out on her about classified information.
MBP, if Trump wins what might that mean to pols such as Paul Ryan, McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and other repubs who do not support Donald Trump? I wonder how Trump would deal with them.
It doesn't exist you say. Quite the bold statement.
You said election fraud doesn't exist. Now you say it does.
LOL! Gotta love it.
Indeed she is. She fell and broker her elbow when Sec. of State. Look at the reaction of her security detail. They laughed. She blamed them for her fall.
Hillary Clinton?s security detail hated her so much that they privately snickered after she accidentally fell and broke her arm when she was secretary of state in 2009, one of her former guards told the Post.
Clinton, then 61, was in the State Department basement on her way to meet President Obama when she took a spill ? and ended up in the hospital for an operation to repair her shattered right elbow.
?We sort of got the last laugh. It was kind of like payback: You?re treating us like s?t. Hey karma is a #$%$! We were smiling to ourselves,? the agent told The Post on Wednesday.
But Clinton, who frequently behaved like a diva-in-chief, according to the agent, made it worse by pointing the finger at her detail for the mishap.
?She blamed us for breaking her elbow, saying it was our fault and we could have prevented that. She?s bad news,? the agent said.
I just posted the exact quote from Carville. As usual you reject evidence when it smacks you between the eyes.
“On the question of will there be fraud in the election?” he continued. “Look, there’s going to be between 130 and 140 million people vote. Well, of course, there is going to be some fraud. You couldn’t have 130 million, 140 million people do something perfectly.
The Clinton's give nothing to their foundation. Foreign governments and foreign nationals do that for access to the highest levels of government.
She said the foundation gives out 90% to people in need. In reality it is just 6%.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said during the third presidential debate, “We at the Clinton Foundation spend ninety percent — ninety percent — of all the money that is donated on behalf of programs of people around the world and in our own country.”
Indeed, Clinton’s “ninety percent” claim is false according to her troubled charity’s own tax filings.
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large, and author of Clinton Cash said the Clinton Foundation has spent as little as six percent of its total income on actual charitable endeavors.
it doesn't? Those 2 dem hacks O'Keefe has on video, Robert Reamer and Scott Foval, say it does. Were they lying?
I have never said a word about Trump and ladies. Where did you get that I did?
You need to understand why the left is willing to act criminally to win elections. The answer is because the left's agenda cannot stand up to true scrutiny from the people. In other words, the left cannot trust the people to elect its agenda on its own. So they have to cheat to implement its agenda.