Go to war have your credit ruined

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    Kirstin Cole http://wcbstv.com/local/local_story_204222600.html

    Former Army Specialist Rodriguez started getting bills for $700 for lost or damaged government property this summer. Although he was discharged some four years ago, bills recently arrived demanding payment, but giving no details on what or why -- nor do they offer a way to dispute the charges.

    "For doing my job you're going to bill me?" Rodriguez said.

    And he's not alone. A 2006 government report found more than 1,000 soldiers being billed a total of $1.5 million. And while fighting overseas put their lives on the line, this battle on paper could cost them their future by ruining their credit. Rodriguez will be reported to credit agencies next month.
     
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    Not really, soldiers have been charged for lost or damaged government property for years, over 34 that I know of. The story is misleading to say the least. Typical anti-military.
     
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    That's special. If equipment is destroyed due to negligence or misuse, the individual servicemember can be charged for it's cost. Been that way for years. Nice to see you're suddenly concerned.
     
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    Our mistake: we thought you guys were into "supporting the troops."

    Thanks for the post, TM. :clap2:
     
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    The defense of our country is different.
     
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    Originally Posted by Truthmatters
    http://wcbstv.com/local/local_story_204222600.html

    They are charging soldiers for equipment distroyed or lost in Iraq.



    Nice. Very compassionate of you.

    These guys weren't chilling out at an army base in Hawaii.

    They were serving in a war zone in Iraq.
     
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    So you know these charges resulted from service in Iraq? The equipment was lost or broken in Iraq? You must be psychic because the article does not say.

    Tell use what was lost or broken and where.

    You guys are hoot and clueless! :rolleyes:
     

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