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Veterans Day Passes and Not a Peep From GOP Congress About Helping Low-Income Vets
11-14-2017, 07:43 AM
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Veterans Day Passes and Not a Peep From GOP Congress About Helping Low-Income Vets
https://www.alternet.org/economy/veteran...ncome-vets

From the article:
Quote:As Veterans Day recedes and Republicans in Congress take up tax reform purportedly to help everyday Americans, it is worth noting that one in five veterans would benefit by raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

While that is not on the table in Congress, the GOP’s bill-writing legislators envision funding their tax cuts by cutting $1 trillion from state-run Medicaid over the next decade. Medicaid is the public health program used by about 10 percent of the nation’s vets, helping those who are poor or don’t live near Veterans Administration facilities. The Republican-led Congress is yet again showing its preference to do little to help poor Americans, including former soldiers who served in the military and are at the low end of the income spectrum for veterans.

“Of the 9 million veterans in payroll jobs across the country, approximately 1.8 million would get a raise if Congress raised the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024, as was proposed earlier this year in the Raise the Wage Act of 2017,” wrote the Economic Policy Institute’s David Cooper and Dan Essrow. “This means that despite their service to the country, the intensive training that they have received, and the access to additional education provided to veterans through the GI Bill, 1 out of every 5 veterans is still being paid so little that they stand to benefit from raising the minimum wage.”


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The GOP and the Trumpsters and the racists are screaming bloody murder that "those people" are protesting at the football games and defaming the country and veterans (which is why the protests were suspended for Veteran's Day weekend.) and are doing absolutely NOTHING for the veterans that need help.

Trump will use them to appeal to his base and silence protest and be distracting, and do nothing.

Creating more veterans is not the answer.

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11-14-2017, 10:43 AM
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RE: Veterans Day Passes and Not a Peep From GOP Congress About Helping Low-Income Vets
Reality is that the Congress goes nothing to help low income anybody.

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