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We Won’t Be Heroes Forever

I read a post on Facebook about a woman who lost her job because she bitched about veterans getting discounts and being called heroes.She had very little support, but she had some.
The on-going government shut down, like the sequester, spreads pain unevenly across America.Like any Republican program, it will hurt the poor more than the rich, but any cut in government programs will eventually cut veteran’s benefits.So the Republicans quickly moved to restore benefits to veterans.
Sounds like something good.It might be good in the short term, but government is a zero-sum game.If you give money one place you take it from another.So veterans get benefits, but Headstart and school-lunch programs remain without money.
If the shutdown is a good idea, then veterans should be screwed along with kids and cancer patients.Because if we are not, eventually all those who care about kids and cancer patients will remember that veterans got bennies when they did not.
I served when during Viet Nam whe…