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Military Disability Tax

In the Senate it is called S 392. In the House it is called H R 303. In the real world it is called the DISABLED VETERANS TAX
In the Senate is called S.392
Title: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both military retired pay by reason of their years of military service and disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability.
Sponsor: Sen. Reid, Harry M. [NV] (introduced 2/13/2003) Cosponsors: 65

In the House of Representatives it is called H.R.303
Title: To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both military retired pay by reason of their years of military service and disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability.
Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [FL-9] (introduced 1/8/2003) Cosponsors: 352

In the real world where retired and disabled Veterans live, it is known as:
Veterans Disability Tax. Because, that is what it is! A tax on the retirement pay of veterans because they are also disabled!

It would appear by the number of co-sponsors for these two congressional bills that they would easily be passed into law. Not the case! President Bush, Secretary Rumsfeldt, and Speaker of the House Hastert have continually delayed and action on these two bills. Even under constant pressure from veterans, action is refused, and a veto threat is issued by President Bush.

Veterans around the country have decided to place more pressure on Congress and letting each and every member know that if the veterans do not have passage on these two bills for full restoration of retirement pay for all veterans, Congress and the President will not have the veterans vote come election time. The Veterans have made this their single campaign issue that will transcend all political party lines. The Veterans vote can no longer be taken for granted by any single party. Many veterans have adapted the slogan of "OUT THE DOOR IN 2004!"

A word to congress, fully restore the retirement pay to all Disabled Veterans this year or learn what those unemployment lines really are like!

My vote will go to the politician that votes for full restoration of retired pay for ALL disabled/retired Veterans.
Where's the money? 27.Aug.2003 07:16

James J. Mongno jmongno25@comcast.net

I agree. "Out the door in 2004" is more than a slogan, it whould be the battle cry of all veterans. We should be writing our senators and congressmen and asking "Where is my retirement pension that Department of Defense keeps receiving"? Our retirement pension is appropriated for our military retirement and then is kept by DOD and spent with no oversight. The LIE that concurrent receipt is too expensive is just that, a LIE. DOD has the money and is using it for other purposes. Most congressmen and senators don't even know this. To add insult to injury, DOD gets to decide who get CRSC. Have you ever seen a government agency give away money without a fight? Expecially non-accountable money? Our concurrent receipt is being paid for and funded by the taxpayer and DOD is using it for the worlds biggest slush fund. Raise hel l and ask "Where's the money"?

concurrent receipt 15.Sep.2003 22:03

JOHN H BRATCHER US ARMY RETIRED 31 YEARS SARAHSBPA@AOL.COM

if full concurrent receipt is not passed for all veterans , i promise you i will never in my life time vote for any one going to washington d,c. local elections maybe , might just quit voting, one vote does count so somebody is going to miss mine, thanks for reading this, 2o billions for africa no money for us,

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