Remember when the Bush administration told the VA not to promote veterans benefits so they could save the government money?
I remember that well.
This show boating, phony flag waving support has been going on for years, while regular American families and individuals get treated like second class citizens. The military is like any other career choice, bringing with it certain benefits we all can support. But everyday men and women have their own set of challenges. Like life altering health care problems, job losses, and family difficulties. They are the unrecognized engines and heroes that keeps this country running. I wrote this because Scott Walker is out there adding to the veteran benefits that is starting to look a lot like charity:
Channel3000: Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that offers wounded veterans discounts on hunting and fishing licenses. The bipartisan measure allows non-state residents with Purple Hearts to buy a gun deer license for the resident price of $24 rather than the $160 non-resident fee. They also will pay the $20 resident fee for a fishing license rather than the $50 non-resident fee.
Conservation patron licenses, which are a combination of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, will cost in-state Purple Heart recipients $10 rather than $165 and non-resident Purple Heart winners $161 rather than $600.