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Should disabled military retirees be allowed by law to collect full retirement and disability pay?

Yes86 %86 %86 % 86.76 % (118)
No8 %8 %8 % 8.82 % (12)
I do not know1 %1 %1 % 1.47 % (2)
I have no opinion0 %0 %0 % 0.74 % (1)
Other, please list in comments2 %2 %2 % 2.21 % (3)

Total votes: 136
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Re: Should disabled military retirees be allowed by law to c
by Anonymous
on Feb 23, 2003
If, by "disabled", is meant service-related disability, then absolutely yes. However, in general it might be fairer for there to be some form of financial support for ANY needy former military service members...the ones who put on the uniform in whatever color and place to do the dirty work on demand which government expects. Our Congress and administrative branch sure does take good care of itself with pensions, perks, sovereign immunity, health care, franking priviledges, regular and substantial pay increases, junkets, free-this-and-that! And, since tax money is used to pay off and shore up allies-of-convenience in other nations, some of that could be used to support our military people instead if we have no surplus of funds.
There is a very good reason why all government leaders pay attention in words to the military...government supplied them with training and armaments. Maybe its time to pay some better attention with deeds now. We wouldn't want to see all that training and power unleashed backwards would we? I know, "That would NEVER happen here!"
Bluehawk

Re: Should disabled military retirees be allowed by law to c
by Anonymous
on Feb 25, 2003
As a 60% diabled vet I have to forfeit dollar for dollar from my Navy retirement for every dollar I get From the VA. Veterans are the ONLY federal employees so penalized.

I recenlty sent a a letter to my state represnitives asking them to introduce legilation to so penalize every other federal emplyee including all former and current congressmen and senators. Haven't heard a word from any of them nor do I expect to. However, It did make me laugh to think of looks on their faces when they saw that letter. I sure would like to see them try it.

This is a 100 year old law that is no longer serving any purpose, but to keep the Disabled vets of this country at or below the poverty level. In other words, SNAFU!

Re: Should disabled military retirees be allowed by law to c
by Anonymous
on Mar 01, 2003
Depends on what the disability is from, If you retire from military and then have a vehicle accident, I don't think this should be a military disability.

Ron

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