Monday, July 10, 2006

When it comes to supporting our troops nobody does it better than our Congress. Just ask the 200,000 homeless veterans living in the US if they feel the unconditional love of hollow rhetoric. To put it in perspective, that makes approximately 1 out of every 3 homeless men a former American vet. But okay, you say, now that the problem's been identified the Federal Government is going to dish out some much needed cash lickety-split. Well, yes; but if you think the money's going to the Veterans who need it then you're sadly mistaken. On June 13, 2006 the House and Senate approved a $3,300 pay raise bringing their annual salaries to $168,500, their seventh pay raise in seven years. And with public support at record lows you could say that Congress metaphorically told all of us to bend over and grab our ankles. If you don't want to wait around for Congress to stop patting themselves on the back then you can go to Operation Dignity for more information on how to help out.

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