love/death: 2 out of every 5 Veteran families are on Food Stamps.

stfuconservatives:

leftish:

Wait a sec — I thought poor people went into the military to get an education, and make their lives better, no?

So every military person is a ~*nation’s hero*~ who deserves our unexamined and unquestionable support for the wars they fight in, because…

As a person with some conservative beliefs, this is not news to me. A good number of people in the military are already from low-income households to begin with and when they leave, they do not know what to do (coming from such a structured environment and one that they might have believed would keep them employed but did not) and since Veteran policy and support in the United States is such a complicated and terrible mess, these people get very little help and end up on food stamps or homeless. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, can attest to this. Many homeless people come to beg on the sidewalks—just a short ways from a homeless shelter a few streets over. I’ve talked to four or five regulars and all of them told me that they were in the military. It is really heartbreaking and I hope something will happen in this country to improve the situation. Again as a person with some conservative views, I strongly believe it is the federal government’s job to take care of veterans with the support of the states (for management’s sake).

love/death: 2 out of every 5 Veteran families are on Food Stamps.

stfuconservatives:

leftish:

Wait a sec — I thought poor people went into the military to get an education, and make their lives better, no?

So every military person is a ~*nation’s hero*~ who deserves our unexamined and unquestionable support for the wars they fight in, because…

As a person with some conservative beliefs, this is not news to me. A good number of people in the military are already from low-income households to begin with and when they leave, they do not know what to do (coming from such a structured environment and one that they might have believed would keep them employed but did not) and since Veteran policy and support in the United States is such a complicated and terrible mess, these people get very little help and end up on food stamps or homeless. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, can attest to this. Many homeless people come to beg on the sidewalks—just a short ways from a homeless shelter a few streets over. I’ve talked to four or five regulars and all of them told me that they were in the military. It is really heartbreaking and I hope something will happen in this country to improve the situation. Again as a person with some conservative views, I strongly believe it is the federal government’s job to take care of veterans with the support of the states (for management’s sake).

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