Outrage of the Decade: U.S. Soldiers going Unpaid for Months due to Bureaucrats
By John Galt
March 22, 2012
As long as America has been going to war, problems have emerged paying our soldiers promptly, properly, and sometimes at all. However, in this age of direct deposit and the ability to change or modify any individual’s payroll with a few keystrokes on a computer there is not excuse for the outrage soldiers and those soldier’s with families are enduring now under two administrations while serving on active duty in the fraudulent “War on Terror.”
Unfortunately, some soldiers stuck in the winter hell known as Afghanistan may have gone unpaid for months due to the inept bureaucracy inside the beltway. This is not an “Obama problem” but instead a continuation of the Bush administration’s inconsiderate ineptness and unwillingness to clean the rat’s nest known as the Pentagon out of its antiquated ideology of allowing the next rubber stamp to find a solution to payroll problems for active duty and deployed military personnel.
The story from the e-magazine Government Executive suggests this issue is so severe that in some cases, soldiers have experienced delays in not just regular pay but combat pay and bonuses for MONTHS after their assignments began (from the article):