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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I know

    Hard for me to fathom that some of our biggest hero's in this country are homeless. I view it as a disgrace.

    Many of them have substance abuse due to PTSD....
    Its their choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    this is what happens when you put someone like Carson in charge of a agency he has no experience in running. No, there are not excess vouchers. I know this because I volunteer in homeless programs helping vets. Also attend a veterans group for these very veterans. Carson is full of crap. Veterans are waiting up to 6 months to get vouchers. That's after having already spent upwards towards 6 months in shelters or on the streets. They actually are having a group tomorrow. This is sure to come up. There was a similar call a while back. But, they changed their minds. Looks like they're going forwards with their awful plans. Uggggh. That's not even mentioning the supportive services that are also being cut.
    Thanks for volunteering. Veterans Affairs is the last thing we should be cutting. Didn't they raise the Defense Budget $80 Billion? Fuckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Its their choice.
    They fought for your freedom and that's all you have to say? What a disgrace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    They fought for your freedom and that's all you have to say? What a disgrace.
    Good for them, that was their choice also.

    Now tell them to go get a job and get housing like millions of other people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is slashing funding for a key program that helps provide housing to homeless veterans, according to a new report.Politico reports the VA told advocates and state officials in a call last week that the $460 million program would essentially end. VA Secretary David Shulkin reportedly told those on the call that the money for the program would now go to VA hospitals for use as they see fit. The hospitals must show that they are working to deal with homelessness as part of their work, according to Politico.

    Activists and officials were reportedly furious about the decision, five people who listened in on the call told the news organization.Elisha Harig-Blaine of the National League of Cities told Politico after the call that the VA was “putting at risk the lives of men and women who’ve served this country.” The decision comes after a joint press conference between Shulkin and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson at a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter in which the two announced a new commitment to ending homelessness among the nation’s veterans.

    The program provides housing vouchers to veterans via the Department of Housing and Urban Development while the VA continues helping veterans find more permanent housing. More than half of the veterans housed via the program have problems like chronic illness or substance abuse, according to Politico.

    VA slashes program that helps homeless veterans obtain housing: report | TheHill

    I guess respecting our vet's is out the window now???
    President Bone Spur never respected the vets.
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    But but, he was "going to care of OUR VETS." It was his mantra. After lock her up and WINNING.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I know

    Hard for me to fathom that some of our biggest hero's in this country are homeless. I view it as a disgrace.

    Many of them have substance abuse due to PTSD....
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Its their choice.
    Well, that's one of the more vile things I've seen you post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    Well, that's one of the more vile things I've seen you post.
    They are the same as all other homeless people.

    Not sure what being a vet has to do with it.

    Are they somehow different?

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    There are going to be A LOT of homeless people when they start "paying for" their tax giveaway next spring....

    It's a war on the poor.

    Thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    There are going to be A LOT of homeless people when they start "paying for" their tax giveaway next spring....

    It's a war on the poor.

    Thx
    But they aren't veterans so they don't count as much.

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