Armstrong And Getty Go To Bat For Vets Being Ordered To Repay Recruitment Bonuses
October 25, 2016 at 6:24 AM (PT)
Syndicated morning radio team ARMSTRONG AND GETTY are asking listeners to sign an online petition to get the federal government to forgive the debts it is trying to collect from CALIFORNIA National Guard members who were given enlistment bonuses a decade ago.
The hosts, whose show, based at iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KSTE-A/SACRAMENTO, is heard on stations including CUMULUS News-Talk KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO and MIDWEST TV News-Talk KFMB-A/SAN DIEGO, are urging listeners to sign the petition at WhiteHouse.gov in the wake of revelations in the LOS ANGELES TIMES that over 9,700 veterans, who were given $15,000 or larger bonuses given out at a time the Guard was shorthanded and desperate to recruit and keep soldiers, have been ordered to pay the money back with interest because they were ineligible under Pentagon rules.
"We are outraged. Our listeners are outraged,” said JACK ARMSTRONG. “We are going to get something done about this. The UNITED STATES cannot mistreat our veterans like this."
JOE GETTY added, "It's time that the bureaucrats and politicians honor our promises to our vets and honor the will of the people. And it's absolutely indisputable that these vets not get screwed. We are going to hold the politicians' feet to the fire."
TODAY's show is featuring Reps. JOHN GARAMENDI (D-CA) and DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) to discuss the issue. Find out more by clicking here.