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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:57 AM

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/29/texas-national-guard-troops-forced-to-go-to-food-banks-for-help-amid-paycheck-delays/



Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays
By Reuters
Friday, August 29, 2014 17:49 EDT
By Jim Forsyth

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched to the Texas-Mexico border have been relying on charities and food banks for their meals due to the way the state is paying the troops, a state representative said on Friday.

“Essentially, the Guard is directing these soldiers to temporarily finance their own deployment,” said Rene Oliveira, a Democratic state representative from the border city of Brownsville.

Oliveira said soldiers are expected to buy their meals while deployed, then submit receipts to the Guard for reimbursement. Since many were deployed rather suddenly, some have run out of the little money they took with them and are relying on food handouts while waiting for their first reimbursement from the state.

The Texas National Guard said in a statement it has “made inquiries to local food banks to help service members who may have existing financial hardships.”

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:05 AM

1. Rick Perry is a jerk who is using these troops as a prop

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