Let’s say you are homeless. And broke. And sick. And without electrical power. And a U.S. citizen. Do you think the U.S. government would deliver medical supplies, water purification systems and a generator to you? They would if you were Ukrainian military:
“Hagel, speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with his Polish counterpart, said the approved aid would include medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats, water purification units, hand-fuel pumps and small power generators.
‘The United States continues to stand with Ukraine. And earlier this morning, I called Ukraine’s acting defense minister to tell him that President Obama has approved additional non-lethal military assistance for health and welfare items and other supplies,‘ Hagel said.”
However, if you’re United States military and need assistance, guess what? Fuck you, that’s what:
“CNN reported that members of the military redeemed nearly $104 million in food stamps at commissaries in the fiscal year that ended September 30. The Defense Department budget would cut subsidies that service members use to pay for diapers for their kids and to put bread on the table.”
That’s from Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
And fuck you some more:
“The Veterans Administration Wednesday responded to questions about why the federal agency was foreclosing on a local army veteran’s home. The letter arrived about 24 hours after the Natasha Taylor and her children were kicked to the curb.
Tuesday, after constable deputies served eviction papers, workers with a moving company pulled furniture and clothing out of the house. Several members of the work crew even snapped pictures of themselves. It was a final slap in the face in a long ordeal for a former Army Staff Sargent who was almost killed by a roadside bomb during her first tour of duty.
‘That was more humiliating than my things being on my property,’ said Taylor
Taylor’s attorney Stephen Casey says he plans to file a complaint against the VA and the sub-contractor that hired the moving crew. Casey is also filing a complaint with the Constables Office for how they acted when they first arrived at the house.
Attempts to put the Tuesday eviction on hold failed despite a formal inquiry by Congressman Michael McCaul. The response arrived Wednesday and was also sent to Casey.
‘There was nothing they were going to do to let her stay in her home,’ said Casey.
The letter is mostly a rehash of the process. Taylor’s financial problems when she was medically discharged after she broke her back in a car accident. A paperwork backlog with the VA held up her benefits.”
And if you’re a civilian and homeless? Fuck off and die:
“Just a couple miles from where lawmakers set the course on everything from taxes to the availability of housing vouchers for low-income Americans, two homeless people were found dead Wednesday morning, with hypothermia being cited as the likely cause.”
The clear lesson? If you want the U.S. government to help you, join the Ukrainian military.