Illegals or vets: Who gets McCain’s attention?

The plight of U. S. military vets who were enticed with cash bonuses to sign up for extra tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago is making the news as the Pentagon is demanding the vets repay the enlistment bonuses. The enticement of $15,000 or more was given as an incentive when the military was struggling to fill its ranks.

Soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept the bonuses.

In 2010, after reports surfaced of improper payments, a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California Guard soldiers who did not qualify for them, or were approved despite paperwork errors.

Last October, the Los Angeles Times reported on the devastating impact on nearly 10,000 soldiers who have been ordered to repay the substantial enlistment bonuses, or be slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse.

Some high ranking Guard officers were charged and convicted after pleading guilty to filing false claims resulting in $ millions in payouts. But instead of forgiving the improper bonuses, the California Guard assigned 42 auditors to comb through paperwork for bonuses and other incentive payments given to the soldiers, a process that was finally completed last month. The National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon agency that oversees state Guard organizations,  has acknowledged that bonus overpayments occurred in every state at the height of the two wars. 

Arizona National Guard members were not immune to this debacle. This past Friday, the Arizona Republic reported on Ashley Christopher, 33, who finds her world turned upside down, after being forced to sell her home to try to repay the bonus she received.

Amnesty proponents John McCain and Jeff Flake are going to bat to help the so-called “DREAMers”  foreign nationals who are currently 35 years of age or younger and claim they were brought here before they were 16 years old by their parents who illegally invaded the United States. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate. We need to call this farce what it is: Stealth Amnesty. It is also a liberal “dream” come true, lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services committee. He should be directing his efforts toward American National Guard members who are being threatened by the Pentagon to repay reenlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith.

John McCain’s abysmal record with veterans is well-known and recently evident during the Phoenix VA hospital scandals, which occurred right under his nose. Why does he choose to allow illegals to capture his attention?

10 Responses to Illegals or vets: Who gets McCain’s attention?

  1. Army Of One says:

    During his last campaign, all we heard was how much McCain cares about vets. There is nothing I can point to that substantiates that claim. Here’s a real opportunity. Will he take it? I’m betting he and his Flaky underling will go all out for the illegals and ignore the veteran’s predicament.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    This is the single area where I part company with Pres. Trump. He says he’s going to help the “dreamers” because “he has a heart.”

    This is nothing more than a con game and as the post says, will increase the ranks of the Democrat Party. There are no means of verifying any claims made by these illegals. If his constant antagonists McCain and Flake are supporting this, Trump should be running in the opposite direction. There is nothing to recommend this backdoor amnesty.

  3. azgary says:

    mccain only cares about what lobbyist pay him to care about.

    flake too, though his also has an aspect of what his church wants, bring as many in and see who they can convert to fill pews and collection plates.

    and the azgop is mccains harlot, just as dirty and spreading his disease.

    and all are in bed with the national gop/rnc/uniparty they dont represent voters, they represent the lobbyist who are owned by the same folks as the politicians

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    McCain chooses illegal immigrants over the welfare of veterans because he made a pact with his fellow illegal alien supporter, Ted Kennedy for “the browning of America.”

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    McCain is always on the wrong side. I’m surprised he refrained from voting for Obamacare. He’s a friend and defender of criminal aliens and hasn’t said anything on the Muslim influx in Europe – or if we should stop it here before we have the same problems as Europe.

    McCain is a Democrat. He rarely sides with patriotic Americans. Lately he seems to be more obsessed with Donald Trump than ever, undermining him and his administration every step of the way, even making himself look stupid (sending an aide to London for papers that were fake news about “Donald Trump” and James Comey already had them in D.C. and the whole topic died a quick death.) McCain lives and breathes hurting Trump. Maybe he’ll hurt himself (politically) and do us all a favor.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Right after the whistleblowers broke the story about the PHX VA, McCain was in town to attend a fundraiser for Romney at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. McCain’s motorcade drove right past the VA facility where dozens of family members and other concerned citizens were standing along the roadway carrying placards to draw attention to the situation.

    Do you think that McCain has ever stepped one foot onto the VA property in PHX? The answer is no and hell no.

    He gets his healthcare from Mayo when in AZ.
    That’s a Fact.
    You would think that someone who has been diagnosed, then swiftly and successfully treated for melanoma with state-of-the-art modalities would have compassion for others who are waiting for care that is far from the gold standard.

    And if you think that he has any more regard for health care professionals than he does for U.S. military veterans, you would be wrong.

    Check this out:
    Daughter of GW Bush, Barbara, is going to be the keynote speaker at the yearly conference of the national Planned Parenthood organization.

    Ms. Bush, a graduate of Yale with a degree in humanities who has worked with UNICEF in Africa, is the
    co-founder of an organization by the name of Global Health Corps.
    (pronounced as “corpse’ if you are a follower of Barrack Obama).

    Take a look at their website. Globalism on display.
    Their board of directors is also an interesting conglomeration, including bankers and equity fund managers.

  6. azgary says:

    Too Bad We dont have a governor who prefers American Citizens over lobbyists and illegal aliens

    Texas Governor To Criminally Prosecute Officials Who Adopt Sanctuary City Policies

  7. Braveheart says:

    To answer the question posed in the headline. …the answer is simple. Veterans are on to the lying McCain. Illegals will be grateful to him and Flake for gifting them with undeserved citizenship. Flake is up for reelection. We need to get him out now or he’ll be there until the undertaker drives up with the hearse just like Senor Juan McAwful.

  8. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Democrat party is anti-white. He was Obama’s pick for head of party.
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  9. azgary says:

    just one more thing they have in common john mccain, jeff flake, lindsey graham, marco rubio, paul ryan,mitch mcconnell etc…..

    and most of the GOP/uniparty.

    otherwise they would not be passing budgets giving money to illegals and possible muslim terrorist while veterans die at a staggering rate from lack of VA medical attention and/or suicide:

    Massachusetts Vets Slam Warren for Favoring ‘Illegal Immigrants over US Veterans’