Reuters Investigation: Outrageous Pay System Often Fails US Veterans
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  • lukelea

    They always treat them like that. Heroes going out, garbage coming back in. At least that’s the impression I get.

    • cubanbob

      Yes said it best. I’m amazed anyone volunteers especially for the combat arms.

  • Pete

    That’s the way of our decrepit American elite.

    They send lower-middle to middle class kids off to fight their wars of nation building and empire.

    This allows the elites to imagine that they’re masters of, if not the universe, then at least this world. It must be a heady experience, don’t you think Mr. Mead, moving chess pieces around the global board?

    And then when the kids return physically and/or psychologically damaged, the elite turn their backs on them — no doubt to devote their time think of their next war (Iran? Syria? Egypt?).

    And why care about America’s damaged vets, anyway? They are from a class that our elite naturally despises.

  • John Stephens

    It was ever thus:

    “Our God and Souldiers we alike adore,
    Ev’n at the Brink of danger; not before:
    After deliverance, both alike required;
    Our God’s forgotten, and our Souldiers slighted.” – Francis Quarles (1592–1644)

  • Nick M.

    Oh for the days when we took care of our veterans and troops by properly pay them.

    Like Pennsylvania mutiney of 1783 where federal troops blockaded congress inside Independence hall demanding their pay.

    Yeah, sadly, this is a problem we still can’t seem to handle properly.

  • The Department of Agriculture manages the pay system for most Federal civilian employees. Why not use that system? I have never had a problem with it over 22 years.

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