Sad waste of taxpayer dollars!!

Sad waste of taxpayer dollars!!

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Feb 3, 2014
America's returning warriors continue to experience inexplicable difficulty after putting their lives at risk for their country. It took 13 years for Army Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson to get his job back from his civilian employer after he took leave in 2000 to serve in the National Guard special forces. The employer soon fired him for taking "excessive military leave." The employer? The U.S. Postal Service, for which Erickson worked as a window clerk (and which was forced to reinstate him after a January 2014 ruling awarding him $2 million in back pay). Erickson had won several interim victories, but USPS fought each one, extending the case, and said in January that it might even appeal the latest ruling.[Los Angeles Times, 1-8-2014]

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#5 Feb 3, 2014
It's ever so nice how our government treates it veterans, don't you think? This is a link to the original story in the LA Times and is mentions a number of federal agencies who are guilty of the same offense.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-soldier-p...
Redeemer

Waipahu, HI

#6 Feb 3, 2014
Anyone who "served" his/her country is acutely aware of how poorly vets are treated.

After Vietnam ended we were provided 6 months unemployment and given the door to the street.

Vets are the door mats used by the cowards who get "their degree" to wipe their shoes on.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Feb 3, 2014
Redeemer wrote:
Anyone who "served" his/her country is acutely aware of how poorly vets are treated.
After Vietnam ended we were provided 6 months unemployment and given the door to the street.
Vets are the door mats used by the cowards who get "their degree" to wipe their shoes on.
I believe the term you are looking for is canon fodder. Someone who it thrown on to the front lines so politicians can advance their agendas and garner political capital, campaign contributions, and cushy jobs after they leave office.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#8 Feb 3, 2014
Sorry, meant to say cannon fodder.

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