It’s all those damn “welfare queens”……..
Has anyone noticed that the dullards on the Right have not moved past the Reagan years? 35 years after the “Great Ronnie” and they still hate anyone that needs food stamps or help surviving.
And they are still pushing their “patriotic” stuff about the military….they worship those vets and will thank them for their service whenever the cameras are on. But basically that is as far as the “patriotic” theme goes.
So my question is…..how do they feel about soldiers families that cannot survive without assistance like food stamps? Are these people as worthless as the Ronnie “welfare queens”?
25 percent of the nation’s total active duty and reserve personnel – that are seeking aid from food pantries and other charitable programs across the country, according to a rare inquiry about the food insecurity of troops and veterans conducted by Feeding America, a hunger relief charity, that will be released Monday. Another 2.37 million households including veterans receive assistance from food pantries that are part of Feeding America’s network (this figure doesn’t include households where both a former and current service member reside).
The help is sought for various reasons, experts say: For active duty, pressures include low pay, poor financial planning by junior soldiers, the difficulty for spouses to hold steady jobs amid base transfers and deployments, and the higher costs of living in some states.
Now that we have a new “ruler”, a Congress dominated by the GOP I am sure that food stamps will be in the firing line…along with Obamacare….
Basically, who cares about those damn soldiers and their families? They should have made better choices with their lives, right? (Hopefully you realize that that statement was sarcasm)
To be fair (something not known on the Right) there have been reports that our newly elected prez will do something about the military pay….what that is is anyone’s guess….but hopefully he will do the right thing for the troops and their families.