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Why Tax Disabled Veterans Exclusively?

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  • Independent
    Sierra Vista, AZ
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    As a many Republican value no less taxes, why do they insist in taxing disabled veterans with an exclusive "Disabled Veterans Tax." Because Democrats want to end this tax? ONLY service-connected disabled veterans pay this Disabled Veterans Tax, no other Americans pay a tax, directly linked to their disabilities. The greater the disability, the greater the tax paid by the disabled veteran's medical retirement pay. As a 100% unemployable disabled veteran, I must pay 100% of my medical retirement to this tax. You may hide it under a name called "Concurrent Receipt" or something else, it is still nothing more than taxing ONLY disabled veterans forced into medical retirement because their disabilities were too great for the veterans to serve 20 years of active service. The military legally punishes disabled service-members with an early end of career because their service-connected disabilities were too great for continued service, forcing them into possible financial hardships, identifying them as Chapter 61 Medical Retirees is not punishment enough for Congress. Congress has to selectively identify these Chapter 61 Medical Retirees and punish them more by ONLY taxing them based upon the percentage of disability. The greater the disability, the greater the tax these service-connected disabled veterans must pay directly out of their medical retirements.
    As a 100% disabled veteran, my entire medical retirement pay is forfeited to the government because I became disabled before serving 20 years of service. If I had a half a month more active service, I would not have to pay this tax. Over the past 10 years of this lie called medical retirement, I paid over $200,000 to your Disabled Veterans Tax. I am one of over 120,000 disabled veterans whom lost part or all of their medical "so-called" retirement. Now with the new drawdown of forces, more service-members will be forced medically retired before their careers can end, only to lose part of all of their medical retirement. Congress, why tax your disabled veterans this way? Is the answer, because they became disabled serving their OUR country and therefore deserve the additional punishment from Congress?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Sorry you took this stupid job and must have known the consequences, so why complain?. If you take any job, read first the conditions before you sign. If you are a roofer and fall of the roof, bad luck or buy insurance beforehand. Also in your job then you know in advance that people hate your guts because you invaded their land and may want to kill you. So who's fault is it ? Go complain at Bushes and Cheney's villa please !!