Friday, April 28, 2006

American Servicemen injured in Iraq and Afghanistan declared deadbeats by US government

According to several news sources, almost 900 soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have been charged by our government for questionable debts from our wars that our government sent them to.

In our name, collection notices have been going out to veterans with brain damage, paralysis, lost limbs and shrapnel wounds.

The report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), issued on April 27th, details how long recognized problems with military computer systems led to the soldiers being charged for a list of debts because of government errors. What computer equipment is the government using? Kaypros from the eighties?

The government has known about the problem for about a year but done nothing. The GAO was asked by Congress to investigate debts among the battle-wounded. The new report shows a problem more widespread than previously imagined.

"We found that hundreds of separated battle-injured soldiers were pursued for collection of military debts incurred through no fault of their own," the report said.

Our government has gone so far as to hire debt collection services to hound injured vets for supposed overpayment of pay, loss of weapons on the battlefield, travel to and from battlefronts and medical services to save their lives!

Our wealthy leaders in Washington, after insuring that their own sons and daughters don’t go to Iraq and Afghanistan, send sons and daughters from poorer families and then, to add insult to injury after these children of the poor and middle class have been injured, destroy these kids' credit ratings. This is being done in our names. Write your congressmen.

NOTE: By the way, April 29th was the late Emperor Hirohito's birthday. In his name, the Japanese killed millions of Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians, Filipinos, Americans, British, Dutch and Australians during World War II. To this day, the Japanese have never fully accepted responsibility for the Asian Holocaust they unleashed. Remember that the next time you are in a Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi or Honda showroom.--Walter Haan,


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