Thousands of veterans homeless while restricted VA housing for them.

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    Thousands of veterans homeless while restricted VA housing for them.

    I feel like I'm living in crazy land. Diane Feinstein and the ACLU are fighting to help our homeless veterans, while the VA would rather make money by leasing land and facilities that was set aside for our veterans to private businesses. Our vets deserve better than what we give them.


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    It's a wonder we can get anyone to join the US Armed Forces anymore, the way they are treated in general, and in particular if they are wounded or disabled.
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    Yeah... and I walk into section slums houses and every baby momma who never did anything that didnt involve being on her back gets whatever. Sickening.
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    America crapping on us has gone on for 225 years. In the Revolutionary War congress didn't want to pay once the war ended, after WW1 Macarther brought troops to D.C. SHOT AND KILLED Vets who only wanted the bonus they were promised, Vietnam and Korea America ABANDONED the POW'S and MIA's, now they are dumping the sandbox Vets on the streets.
    As a 100% disabled Vet I KNOW what they are doing to us.

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    I wan to know *** the VA does with the lease money it get from that property.

    At a minimum, what they're getting for the leases should go directly to building and maintaining housing on the rest of the property.

    Someone needs an audit, stat!
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    I don't get to hung worrying about homeless VETs. The majority of homeless VETs were booted out of the military for one reason or the other. Very few homeless VETS completed their militay obligation. If you have to spend much time at the VA you will soon realize that a lot of money is spend on folks that did not live up to their end of the bargin. A lot of our tax dollars are spend on folks that slipped through the screening process for military applicants. I don't see any reason why tax payers should be responsible for some guy that did 18 months of 4 year enlistment and got booted out for drugs or mis-conduct.

    If a person joined the military and did a good job while in the military it is very likely they will continue to do well once they leave military service. If they joined and were discharged as an E-1 or E-2 they did not do what was expected of them. There is no reason to think they would start doing what society expects after discharge.
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    Really America is crapping on the vet's? Ya right let's see you join the military get feed, clothed, housed, medical, trained, money for collage, bonuses, paid and retirement in 20 years. Granted you could end up in a war zone with people shooting at you but you know this before going in. I work for the gov, have for 20 years have 15 more to go before I can retire as it's 30 years to retirement but first you have to get on permanent. Spent 15 of my years working in the woods almost every day carrying saws, backpacks and other tools miles upon miles gave the gov 2 knees in the process plus misc other injurys. I have slept in the dirt more nights then I care to rememder, been away from home for months at a time, faced situation that make your butt pucker and mind wonder what you are doing here in the first place. Yet with all this fun I get to pay for my education, housing, medical, food, retirement and clothes just like the rest of America. I even get to compete with vets for jobs I am more qualified for but they beat me out due to veteran preference points. I used myself as an example here but there are thousands of people in my field doing the same thing and other fields of work that require just as much sacrifice.

    I do appreciate what our members of our military but they are treated very well as far as I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah... and I walk into section slums houses and every baby momma who never did anything that didnt involve being on her back gets whatever. Sickening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    I feel like I'm living in crazy land. Diane Feinstein and the ACLU are fighting to help our homeless veterans,
    Diane Feinstein and the ACLU are pro vet?
    Not a chance. Something else is going on here.

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    Diane Feinstein ? Don't put any trust in anything she is behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddy View Post
    Really America is crapping on the vet's? Ya right let's see you join the military get feed, clothed, housed, medical, trained, money for collage, bonuses, paid and retirement in 20 years. Granted you could end up in a war zone with people shooting at you but you know this before going in. I work for the gov, have for 20 years have 15 more to go before I can retire as it's 30 years to retirement but first you have to get on permanent. Spent 15 of my years working in the woods almost every day carrying saws, backpacks and other tools miles upon miles gave the gov 2 knees in the process plus misc other injurys. I have slept in the dirt more nights then I care to rememder, been away from home for months at a time, faced situation that make your butt pucker and mind wonder what you are doing here in the first place. Yet with all this fun I get to pay for my education, housing, medical, food, retirement and clothes just like the rest of America. I even get to compete with vets for jobs I am more qualified for but they beat me out due to veteran preference points. I used myself as an example here but there are thousands of people in my field doing the same thing and other fields of work that require just as much sacrifice.

    I do appreciate what our members of our military but they are treated very well as far as I can tell.
    I can vouch for this part of the comment. I reaped allot of benefit with only 4 years of service. I wouldn't have been able to get my degree if it wasn't for the GI Bill.

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