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Rachel Maddow exposes a special kind of Trump cruelty to the national guard soldiers

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Rachel Maddow exposes a very cruel act by the President as he cuts national guard deployment by one day to avoid giving them retirement and educational benefits.

Rachel Maddow exposes another Trump evil

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Rachel Maddow reported the story written in Politico recently.

More than 40,000 National Guard members currently helping states test residents for the coronavirus and trace the spread of infections will face a “hard stop” on their deployments on June 24 — just one day shy of many members becoming eligible for key federal benefits, according to a senior FEMA official.

The official outlined the Trump administration’s plans on an interagency call on May 12, an audio version of which was obtained by POLITICO. The official also acknowledged during the call that the June 24 deadline means that thousands of members who first deployed in late March will find themselves with only 89 days of duty credit, one short of the 90-day threshold for qualifying for early retirement and education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI bill.

The looming loss of crucial frontline workers, along with questions about whether the administration is shortchanging first responders, would require a delicate messaging strategy, the official — representing FEMA’s New England region — told dozens of colleagues on the interagency call.
“We would greatly benefit from unified messaging regarding the conclusion of their services prior to hitting the 90-day mark and the retirement benefit implications associated with it,” the official said.

Top National Guard and other federal officials on the call did not dispute the June 24 cutoff or raise the possibility of an extension.

Trump and his cabal like to use the military for their photo ops. They make believe they care about the working class and the fighting class. Let them make the case now. Make sure your right-wing relative, friend, or acquaintance is aware of this.


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