I am absolutely disgusted with the latest GOP vote to restrict benefits to veterans. This is another part of an ongoing attack on veterans by people who claim the “patriotic” high ground and who profess to be concerned for human rights and dignity. It is beyond comprehension that people can vote to send soldiers to war (none of their own family, of course), and then vote to limit benefits to them after they do their service. As a veteran myself, I strongly condemn these hypocrites and their lack of decency.
We need as a nation to take a serious look at the people we elect to represent us and ensure that they are interested in treating all people with dignity, not just the upper 1 percent. I’m not tired of feeding homeless veterans; I’m tired of having to feed homeless veterans, because one part of our government refuses to treat them with respect.
Adjunct Professor of Sociology