Senate Republicans Block Benefits to Homeless Women Veterans

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    Newsflash: Senate Republicans Block Benefits to Homeless Women Veterans : Ms Magazine Blog

    Senate conservatives blocked the Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans with Children Act on Tuesday, following an objection from Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK, left), who spoke out in opposition to the bill. The $3.4 billion bill, introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), would have provided special benefits to homeless women veterans (as well as to homeless male veterans with dependent children). The defeat comes at a time when homelessness among women veterans has dramatically increased. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of homeless women veterans has nearly doubled over the past ten years. The trend is even more apparent among homeless veterans under 45; one in ten is a woman. What’s more, the increase in the number of homeless women veterans has coincided with a drop in homelessness among their male counterparts, according to Peter Dougherty, director of homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riNOnsbI6bQ"]YouTube - ‪Republican Senators Blocks Homeless Veterans Bill‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Come on now! What is in it for the wealthy? Be real! How is helping female veterans going to help the wealthy? Geessshhhh...you got to ask the important questions first!

    HOW WAS THAT CALI?
     
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    The middle class exists only as "cannon fodder" for the rich. I thought that was understood.
     
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    They only care about vets when it gains them politically
     
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    Had you not heard it is Obamas wars now. Why should the right support vets?
     
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    Welcome to the freak show. Get used to it, you will see a dozen "republicans want to kill or starve or deprive" (pick a victim) every month until the election in 2012. It's an old cheap hate-filled political trick courtesy of the ignorant left.
     
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    Women are not real veterans anyway
     
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    ...and its true.
     
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    this is sad..
     
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    So why do female veterans need a bill just for them? Males too of course but only if they have kids. Why would a female veteran be treated differently than a male veteran?
     

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