In celebration of Veterans Day, a 90 year-old WWII veteran was arrested in Florida for feeding homeless vets. This comes after veterans' pensions, pay and benefits were slashed to pay for Bush's trillion dollar tax cuts that have been extended by the Obama Administration.
A whole new cabal of ALEC bought politicians take office in January to further destroy the earned benefits of the best America has to offer.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed that ended the Korean War after three years of heavy fighting. More than 36,000 Americans died in the conflict, making it the fifth deadliest in U.S. history, along with millions of Koreans and at least 150,000 Chinese. Yet it has never gained the same place in the American consciousness as World War II, which preceded it, or the Vietnam War, which followed it. Sixty years after the armistice left Korea divided between communist North and U.S.-allied South.....
This article will show that President Lyndon B. Johnson twisted the Gulf of Tonkin incident into a False Flag to start a war between America and North Vietnam. His actions would lead to the deaths of 58,220 Americans and an untold number of Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians.
It is also shared by far too many in the Fourth Estate, most notably the New York Times' Judith Miller. But let us not forget that it lies, inescapably, with we the American people, who, in our fear and rage over the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, allowed ourselves to be suckered into the most audacious bait and switch of all time.
How do American politicians thank their vets, let me count the ways. From Think Progress,
The Coming Food Stamp Cut Will Hit 900,000 Veterans
Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, will automatically drop come Friday thanks to the loss of additional funds from the 2009 stimulus bill. That cut will hit about 900,000 of the country’s veterans, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
“Nationwide, in any given month, a total of 900,000 veterans nationwide lived in households that relied on SNAP to provide food for their families in 2011,” CBPP writes. The number varies state to state, with over 100,000 veterans in households that rely on the benefits in Florida and Texas each.
The coming cut will range from $36 a month for a family of four to $11 a month for a single person. Food stamps will average less than $1.40 per person per meal next year with the cut. Benefits were already sparse, at just $133 a month on average.
90 year-old WWII Vet arrested for feeding homeless vets.
In celebration of our veterans, the government of the United States of America has cut veterans benefits to pay for trillion dollar tax cuts for the richest people in the world. Now it is illegal in Florida to feed the homeless as though they were feral cats.
Veterans Day: 90 year-old Veteran of WWII Arrested for Feeding Homeless Vets in Florida. And you know what? A whole new ALEC bought and paid for State and Federal Government will finish off the last of our vets to save money for more war.
By Patricia Baeten