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The Republicans And The Tea Party Thank America’s Veterans.

November 11, 2013

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It’s not just veterans that they don’t think much of.

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/texas-5-other-states-attempting-to-prevent-members-of-our-military-from-receiving-benefits/

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I didn’t know the number was this high. It’s so wrong.

http://www.veteransinc.org/about-us/statistics/

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  • Between 529,000 and 840,000 veterans are homeless at some time during the year.2
  • On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S.
  • Approx. 33% of homeless males in the U.S. are veterans.2
  • Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless.2
  • Veterans represent 11% of the adult civilian population, but 26% of the homeless population, according to the Homeless Research Institute (2007).
  • Veterans are more at risk of becoming homeless than non-veterans
  • The number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans, male and female, is greater than the number of soldiers who died during the war.1
  • Primary causes of homelessness among veterans are:
  1. Lack of income due to limited education and lack of transferable skills from military to civilian life (especially true of younger veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan)
  2. Combat-related physical health issues and disabilities
  3. Combat-related mental health issues and disabilities
  4. Substance abuse problems that interfere with job retention
  5. Weak social networks due to problems adjusting to civilian life
  6. Lack of services.3

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Maybe if someone slipped her a few bucks to at least pretend to give a damn.

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The next few are about the cuts to food stamps.

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What the hell. Right? They got theirs. Screw the poor, disabled, elderly and veterans.

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This is just so sad that the rethugs can waste $24 BILLION on a shutdown of the government, but not take care of the disenfranchised and down-and-out people in this great country.

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