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>Subject: Re: WriteRep Responses
>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:28:13 -0400
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> Thank you for contacting me to express your support of implementing full Concurrent Receipt for our nation's veterans.
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> In 1891, the United States Government imposed a tax upon disabled veterans. We did not call it a tax. We called it something no American would understand. We called it a prohibition of concurrent receipt. It is time to call the concurrent receipt prohibition what it is: the Disabled Veteran's Tax.
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> There has long been a fiction that military retirees receive benefits from the government for their disability. But most donít. To add insult to injury, as a veteranís disability increases, so does the tax imposed by our government. It is time to end the Disabled Veteran's Tax.
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> As you know, I have filed a discharge petition in Congress which will attempt to force the House of Representatives to consider H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2003. This legislation will permit retired veterans with service-connected disabilities to be paid both their military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation. As a partially disabled veteran myself, ending the Disabled Veteran's Tax makes clear sense to me. This will be a tough fight, but it is one I am proud to lead. If you would like to be kept informed of any developments in this effort, please visit my website at http://www.house.gov.marshall/discharge.html.
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> I will always do what I can to make certain that the promises made to our veterans are kept. Please contact me if there is anything that I can help you with.