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    Quote Originally Posted by soupnazi View Post
    Why is it bullshit ?

    Because you say so?

    It was a long time ago that I heard the head of the VA make that statement but in fact the VA website shows massive resources directed toward combating homelessness.

    The idea that they have not or do not do enough is ludicrously shallow.

    It is also stupid to automatically think of veterans as damaged goods who are more likely to be homeless ( they are less likely than most ) or more likely to be suicidal ( they are less likely ) or more likely to be incarcerated ( less likely is the truth ) etc etc.
    Credible links for any of that?

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    Despite the Committee’s assurances that funding levels are “adequate to continue assistance to all families and individuals currently served by these programs,” NLIHC and others estimate that it eliminate more than 140,000 housing vouchers that families are expected to use next year. Without housing assistance, families are at immediate risk of eviction and, in worst cases, homelessness.

    The bill also reduces flexible resources used by states and localities to build and preserve affordable housing and address community needs. It undermines public/private partnerships that result in affordable homes for low income people, and the bill cuts funding used to keep families healthy and safe by removing lead and other harmful toxins from their homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    I like the double standard, we are expected to back up every post with credible links and they can just spew shit out of their ass with no links or fringe blog site links.

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    so, I just spoke with a housing specialist that works with HudVash on the phone. That's the name of the program that's involved. She assures me that the VA has reversed their decision. Like I say, this is the second time they got the same kind of conference call only to have it reversed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    This is sickening. Send young men to fight useless wars, then refuse to take care of them.

    I have talked with many of them. They are all angry. I have yet to meet one that is not. The Government made promises. None of them are being met.especially in this Mideast War.
    Here's a piece I wrote while thinking about how we were lied into war. Hope you like it:

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    Mining for wealth with shovels of blood
    Blood shed only by men of common means
    Some view war as both glorious and fair
    But fairness and glory so quickly disappear
    When first missiles of mined copper and of death split the air

    So readily do men of power decide other's fate
    But power craves riches and the speed of greed soon outpaces
    the knowing frowns on their faces

    For only the brave blood of others and the sacrifices of mothers
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    Told so easily that it must be innate

    Why must the lessons of history always seem such a mystery
    And the pitches of men on the stump once again
    To fill to the brim while falsely channeling HIM

    Tallys already swollen and the spoils keep rolling
    To the war profiteers as they prey on our fears
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    there's an urgency near and we all need to hear
    We must be led once again by sincere women and men
    The ultra wealthy we rate connot ever relate

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    When literally, people are talking about making vets homeless, the compassion meter must be going off the charts. After all, Trump loves our veterans. When they're on the street corner asking for change, will he write them a check? His checks are just paper anyway, kind of like Monopoly money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    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.
    Zero heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Once again it shows stupid democats cannot read.

    They are not SLASHING ANYTHING it is turning the care for HOMELESS VETERANS (of which most are mentally ill) to the VA HOSPITALS which will have to prove they are prepared to deal with the homeless VA Population.

    nothing more stupid than a LIEberal that cannot read

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    Oh look

    Due to the HUGE backlash, they are now not going to cut funding for the program

    VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage | TheHill

    You insult meme's are lame btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Oh look

    Due to the HUGE backlash, they are now not going to cut funding for the program

    VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage | TheHill

    You insult meme's are lame btw.
    VA has been cutting benefits to disabled Veterans for some time now. They do so by changing the language of regulations and putting conditions on these benefits to ensure those benefits won't be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet69 View Post
    VA has been cutting benefits to disabled Veterans for some time now. They do so by changing the language of regulations and putting conditions on these benefits to ensure those benefits won't be used.
    That is disgraceful!!!!

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