Posted by Brian at 11:29 PM
Wonder what would happen if the soldiers tried to renege on their contracts?
Get their asses thrown in jail, perhaps? Next time I hear someone say that Republicans are the party that supports the troops, I may have to spit on him.
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has reneged on its offer to pay a $15,000 bonus to members of the National Guard and Army Reserve who agree to extend their enlistments by six years, according to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Seattle).
The bonuses were offered in January to Active Guard and Reserve and military technician soldiers who were serving overseas. In April, the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs ordered the bonuses stopped, Murray said.
The fact that these members of the Guard and Reserves may be eligible for other bonuses is irrelevant--they were promised this one, and the federal government yanked it, and since the Republican party controls all three branches of government, they're the ones responsible for it.
So if you're out driving around with a Bush/Cheney sticker on your car and you get flipped off for no apparent reason, don't get mad. You deserve it and you know it.